News is packaged information about current events happening somewhere else. News moves through many different media, based on word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, and electronic communication.
Common subjects for news reports include war, politics, and business, as well as athletic events, quirky or unusual events, and the doings of celebrities. Government proclamations, concerning royal ceremonies, laws, taxes, public health, and criminals, have been dubbed news since ancient times.
Communications is a two-way, interactive sharing of information, stories, ideas and resources not just mere technology; mainstream and alternative media sells a singular viewpoint of a homogenous world; imagine a holodynamic, multidimensional news model instead; responsible reporting and journalism develops the human capacity to think; imagine a global media system designed to facilitate great communications and networking in 24 systems areas with a customized search engine and database. ~ John David Van Hove, Institute for Communications Resources Inc