Newspapers are still around, they have not gone away, as we all thought they would during the ‘takeover’ of The Internet over the past 15-20 years. Research tells us that daily readership / weekly readership of newspapers is increasing as more and more people still want the option of picking something up and reading it.
As a student, why should you read newspapers daily or at least weekly?
Here’s why I think you should…
- To know what is happening in the place where you live
- To be able to hold a conversation with someone
- To improve your verbal and written communication skills
To know what is happening in the place where you live
With employment activity increasing, property sales increasing and a more vibrant economic outlook developing, you as a resident should know the effect of all of these in your village, town, city, county, country and globally. Become interested in what is going on around you, get the detail and know the facts. Knowledge is power and by having the knowledge everything is possible for you.
To be able to hold a conversation with someone
Knowledge is everything. It gives you confidence; it helps assertiveness and instils self-belief. With these tools in your armour, you can hold a conversation with anyone, with someone you know or indeed a stranger. With smart phones taking over our world effecting our eyesight and posture (that’s a topic of conversation in itself!), we need to make a deliberate effort to start talking to people again, in the flesh so to say, even if it is just for the generations to come.
To improve your verbal and written communication skills
The world is full of excellent journalists, especially Irish journalists. These people have been academically trained, are quailed and experienced to deliver news to us through written communication every day. Embrace, cherish and be grateful for this gift from other people. By reading good journalism, our verbal and written communication skills will enhance, awarding you direct and indirect benefits in your education and career challenges / assignments.