News, as we know it today, has been around for as long as we’ve been able to communicate. The word ‘news’ is defined as ‘sudden and important information about an event which has not yet happened and therefore does not yet have a definite form’. It is the essential dish of our time – what we don’t know and need to know.
One of the most popular news providers in the world is the BBC. It provides a 24-hour news service which covers various global events such as politics, economics, science and technology. News channels such as Al Jazeera also cover international affairs from a different perspective than what you would get from State-owned media like RT (Russia Today).
BBC News Online became available worldwide on 17