Newspaper is a very important organ of the ‘world voice’ of our present times. In the modern democratic world, it is also known as the ‘Fourth Estate’, the other three being judiciary, executive and administrative systems. It is a great blessing of the modern scientific advancement. It gives lot of knowledge and information. It keeps the people up-dated with regard to all the social and political or other developments.
The newspapers contain the news from every corner of the world. These are published in every language of the world. There are dailies, weeklies, monthlies, newspapers and magazines. The first newspaper in India was published by Raja Ram Mohan Rai in 1850 from Kolkata. Newspapers helped in a big way during the freedom movement against the British Raj.
Newspapers educate the people. The Press is regarded as one of the pillars of democracy. They focus the attention of the people on many important national and international issues. They also help raise the poor and the down-trodden.
The newspaper is a mirror of the world. It shows us each morning all that has happened in the last twenty four hours. It is a record of the life of every nation and the daily diary of the human race. It keeps us well informed about the happenings in the world.