If we get up early enough we will see the newspaper boy deliver our daily paper. Much before we are awake, he was begun his morning rounds. He either pushes the newspaper into the slit in our letter-box, or flings into our verandah.

We cannot think of a morning without a newspaper. We like to relax and read it over a cup of tea; if we do not have the time, we just glance over it before we rush for work. We miss it the day it does not come.

A newspaper has a short life. After it is read it is piled into a corner, ready to be sold off. Sometimes in might be used for lining a shelf or wrapping shoes in.

But have you ever wondered how some people must have worked all day and night, every day of the week, to give you news of your home?

It is in the newsroom that all the news is collected. There reporters bring in the news they have gathered, and teleprinter or internet computer machines print out messages from all parts of the world.

An important source of news is the news agencies. Yu must have often read the letters UNI or PTI at the beginning of news column. This means, that the paper has got that piece of news from either of these news agencies.

The news that is gathered is then selected, for it is impossible to print it all. So the editor, together with other staff members, decides on what is to be printed.

The selected news is sent to the printing rooms where proof readers check it (screen print) for any mistakes. It is then set in a frame and made ready for the printing press.

Newspapers are printed in a special kind of paper known as newsprint. Ink dries quickly on this paper, and it does not smudge during printing.

Now let us take a look at a newspaper.

The front page has the headlines in big, bold letters, if often has a photograph. It may even have a cartoon by the paper’s own cartoonist. The editor’s page has special articles and reader’s letters. Then of courses there is the favorite of many- the sports page.

The other pages besides giving just news are filled with different kinds of printed matter. Special place is kept aside for advertisements and for programs on the television and radio. There is a guide to entertainment in the city’s theatre and cinema halls. There is the weather report. There are comic strips and crossword puzzles. In short, there is enough reading material to keep us occupied foe a couple is enough reading material to keep us occupied for a couple of hours everyday.




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