News is anything that is interesting, relates to the world around us, and has an impact on our culture. It is an important part of the information lifecycle and should be presented briefly, clearly, picturesquely, and accurately.
News can be positive or negative in its effect on the public. It can spread communalism or nationalism, and many a times it is an instrument for development. It is also used to educate, illuminate, and inspire. However, only a free press can make the news truthful and fair, otherwise it is nothing but propaganda.