The News Section of this website/blog (MARTINS LIBRARY) shares accurate information on the current activities in Nigeria and abroad many of which are sourced locally and internationally. This section also has definitions of what news is and our opinions on the subject. Some of the information is clear and reasonable while others are deeply skeptical. Some are given as practical advice after years of professional experience while others are just amusing. But all are worth reading. Before we share anything online or offline called news we must acquaint ourselves with what is to be shared to the public. Now the question arises;

News is a form communication of chosen information on the present events which is obtainable by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third-party or mass viewers/readers/listeners.
Nearly everyone in large cities in the Nigeria and Abroad historically had morning and afternoon newspapers. While the media evolved and news outlets enlarged to the point of near over-diffusion, most mid-day newspapers were closed. Even the daybreak newspapers have been slowly losing distribution, according to reports advanced by the papers themselves.

Normally, news content is expected to contain the "Five (5) Ws" (what, why, who, when, where, and also how) of an occurrence. With this, there should be no questions left behind. Some Newspapers usually place rigid news stories on the front pages, so the most important information is at the start. Very busy readers can read as little or as much as they wish. Local stations in Nigeria and networks with a set format must take news stories and simplify them down into the most important aspects due to time limitations. Local cable news channels like NTA, Channels TV etc and International dish TV like CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, Press TV, France 24 among others are able to take full advantage of a story, less important stories, and giving as much detail about breaking news for example; when a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that becomes a news.

Online journalism is news that is reported on the Internet. News can be delivered more quickly through this method of news but most times if a reader is not careful enough to read from websites that carries accurate information, they might end up getting wrong information. Every reader has the right to correct information called Newsworthiness.

Newsworthiness is defined as a subject having satisfactory significance to the general public or a special audience to warrant press/media attention or coverage and reporting.

There is a tremendous shortcoming in not having the harsh quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we condemn it, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very active press. But also bear in mind that News reports don't change the world, only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.

The source/links (to other websites/blog) of all our news are always placed at the end of every post/article; this is to show the reader where the said news is gotten from. While we have tried to give the most accurate information, (Please read our Full Privacy Policy)  we will not be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such websites/blogs through our links because these other websites/blogs are not under the control of the Editorial Team of MARTINSLIBRARY.  

You can always share your views and advice through the comments section. We always stand to be corrected through the Contact Us page.

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Editorial Team @ MARTINS LIBRARY

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