I remember my childhood days, where in senior secondary we used to take turns by class to voice out important snippets of world news to the morning assembly. The news back then was focussed on technology development, or big political news, the fall of Berlin wall, or how various countries in Africa are gaining Independence. All that in immaculate Queen's english. Grammatically spotless and not a single line repeated
Circa : present day.
Today many news papers are filled with news on border aggression, shootouts and malls road rage, natural calamities (read cauaebby Global warming), and mindless policitical myopic world view.
A student dies in a road accident - very tragic but, it is no longer important for leading dailies to talk about how safe driving is important or how the good Samaritans helped with whatever they could. Today the dailies talk more about. "A young man belonging to _ _ _ _ _ caste dies in road accident". Why bring caste or the narrow minded categorisation into everything?. Will the tragedy be less if it was a person of anyother caste? Is it not important anymore to offer the shoulder for his next of kin to weep, or to offer any human help possible? Why is there a need to sensationalize?
The shootout In malls, or the targetted attack on people of particular colored of skin, are probably driven by mental sickness. Often driven by some religious fanatic or "preacher" who claims to know all. Human minds are far more powerful and can be trained to distinguish the hatred from good.
While all that happens, dear editors and reporters of news, please please report factually, objectively and with a bit more positivity. And yes writing a same line 3 times in a story can increase only your columns not the depth of news. I won't expect you to be following the Queen's english, but minimum attention to Grammar is surely preferred. Oh by the way Vernacular press (read a few Hindi ones) also have the same problem.
I'd like to get back enjoying reading newspaper. Someday I hope it shall happen.