By: Marina Eggen
What is news, how does it affect you, and would you pay any attention to this news if you were not enrolled in CJ105 right now? Be specific in providing a recent example in the news in the past month.
Personally I think news is newly received, noteworthy information. It doesn’t have to be new or important to someone else, it’s your own personal preference. News affects me by trying to generate emotions form me. News about a car crash is sad; news about tuition rising is frustrating; news about an adoption is happy. All these news stories try to make me feel. My mood could be affected and most of the time is affected by the news I hear. News is all around us in everything we do. If I was not in CJ 105 right now I would still be surrounded by news beckoning me to listen to it, and I would listen to what is important to me. CJ 105 just helps me have a better understanding of the news I am hearing and the purpose of it. A specific example of news I heard in the last week was that my good friend was homecoming king back at my high school. This news was newly received and it was very noteworthy for me (probably not to anyone else here except me). It affected my emotions and made the rest of my day happy and exciting. News has the power to do that.