News & Politics
Politics refers to the interrelated sets of activities involved in the governance of a country. Involving various levels of positions of organized governance, modern politics is fundamentally about making decisions that will apply to a state of people. Typically split into separate political parties that collectively support shared positions and policies, a country’s government must deal with a variety of critical human issues from making laws, building infrastructure, and conducting trade to providing education, protection, healthcare, housing, and navigating war. In democratic societies, the government is chosen through public elections meant to ultimately represent the will of the people.
Every day, everywhere in the world, things happen. Sometimes these things or good and sometimes they are bad. Sometimes we don’t know if they are good or bad. When people report on these things, it is called the news. The news that we hear about in newspapers or on television are often extraordinary things, or things that affect other people. Politics, the decisions that are made by those in power, sometimes creates situations that are reported on in the news, and sometimes things happen affect political decisions. It sounds complicated but it really isn’t.
The news is important in our lives because it helps inform individuals within society about the public events that are occurring around them and may affect their daily lives. News is also often a source of entertainment and can provide a distraction from information. The news can also help create a social gathering space.
Political science is the subject that explores the theory and practice of the government and politics at the local, state, national, as well as international levels. Individuals who study political science are concerned to explore the understanding of institutions, practice, and relations that make up public life and promotes citizenship.
The journalistic code of ethics is the list of principles that journalists uphold to ensure that the information they are providing is accurate, fair, as well as thorough. Ethical journalists act with integrity. The journalistic code of ethics ensures that journalists seek truth and report it, are accountable, and transparent.