Why Staying Updated On the News Matters

As much as most people would love to forget everything and go on an Amsterdam holiday, one can never really ignore the fact that staying “on the loop” is just as important. Keeping in touch with one’s surroundings and current events makes one aware and more involved with the community. And here is why being updated is necessary:

Rain or Shine

Going on an Amsterdam city trip is good as long as the weather cooperates. But what if the trip is ruined by a random downpour? The daily weather news makes sure to give accurate reports on the sky’s mood. In turn, keeping up with it ensures a better trip to anywhere – bring an umbrella or reschedule it on a bright and sunny day, whatever works.

It’s a Big World, After All

There is more to the world than just the four corners of home. A lot is going on out there, a lot more people to meet and a lot of places to see. Staying updated on the world news or eve the local news, keeps one mindful of not just the self but also of the surroundings.

Hollywood Buzz

Gossip may not pass as “news” but rumors and controversies about the stars still counts as interesting. Movie release dates, interviews and backstage passes are offered to the viewers to keep them updated. Getting a small peek at the A-listers’ lives wouldn’t hurt, after all.

In Sickness and In Health

Aside from the headlines, the news also inform the public on common diseases that might affect them. For example, they hold interviews with physicians and experts on flu season and how to fight it. Wellness options are also part of the news, when the segments include: exercise tips, recipes for certain diets and a whole lot more. A healthy mind and body is as important as having a healthy involvement and awareness of the world’s comings and goings.

 

Citizen of the Century

Even though some might see the news as boring, watching or reading it actually gives a few points on being a good citizen. Just by feeling the simple “need” to know what’s going on, means that one is concerned. This is where some good ideas spring up when it comes to helping the community.

4 comments

  1. Judith J. Monteith

    I’m not from Switzerland, but I have several friends there. This makes it important for me to know what’s up in their part of the world. This is where Republique comes in. Because of how efficient Republique is, I can easily get updates and news about what’s up (or what’s down) in Switzerland.

  2. Rosalia R. Whittaker

    Republique has the best journalism team ever. Not only do they religiously practice responsible journalism, but they’re also quite approachable, really. This is true because my daughter, who wants to be a reporter herself, once approached a Republique reporter with all her questions, which the reporter nicely and pleasantly obliged.

  3. Ronald D. McGee

    Not many people will recognize or acknowledge this intimate connection between watching the news and doing it as an act of citizenship. To others it’s simply watching the news. However, as I read this article, I’ve realized that there’s a grain of truth in this, too. It’s a great realization.

  4. Carole D. John

    This will a somewhat different testimonial from the rest. What I like most about Republique is the fact that when they organize events, it’s always in view of helping others realize that journalism is a community responsibility. I’m now more proactive in the community because of Republique.

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