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Want to know more of what's happening around the world? If you do, there is no better place to look other than professional news websites and resources. Many people start their day off with a simple newspaper being dropped off at their door by the paperboy, and those who do feel that they cannot live their day without getting a dose of what is going on around their country and the whole world.

Within the United States alone, there are many newspapers that are world renowned. For example, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are two great examples that many people all across the globe enjoy and pay attention to. Not only do they offer news articles about New York City, but also about other cities all across the United States. The Wall Street Journal is interesting for anyone interested in the stock market and is a valuable resource for anyone involved in business and financial management. Another example of a famous newspaper for the United States is the USA Today. The USA today covers anything of importance from the east coast to the west coast, and is published for everyone who wants to stay on top of the things happening around the United States.

There are other media sources besides newspapers, however. The television and radio offer an excellent way to get in touch with your community and town. Such news channels as Fox News or MSNBC are syndicated, which means that they can be viewed by cable subscribers where it is available. These channels are always there presenting to you up to the minute news and delivers it as it happens. For example, remember that terrible day on September 11, 2001 for the United States? Fox News and MSNBC are two of the channels that reported it immediately and were there covering the situation twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Some people, however, think that the media is sometimes too invasive and sometimes present false, slanted information. No matter how much of this may be true, chances are that they try to prevent this as much as possible. Still, much debate even today goes on by peoples everywhere that constantly flip back and forth about the media being too invasive. Those that actually experience this may feel the same way, though. For example, popular political figures might dislike the media because it watches their every move and criticize him or her on every little issue. The President of the United States is one example, whereby he is surrounded by television and news cameras constantly, except in the quiet of his Oval Office. Other examples include movie stars, singers, and pop culture artists that are constantly critiqued and scrutinized for everything they do.

Whether anyone likes it or not, though, the media definitely is a big part of our daily lives. Through television cameras, live or pre-recorded television shows and news presentations, and even the radio and newspapers, the media is in our face everyday sending us messages that we do or do not want to hear!


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