Having access to current events and up-to-date information has value in the modern world because of the constantly changing nature of the world. Without regular access to news, most people would be unaware of the various events taking place, both locally and around the world, that have an impact on their lives. The interactions between government, media and public opinion are not simple. Media may, at times, lead public opinion. At other times, media may reflect changing public attitudes. But there is no doubt that presentation of information by media is part of our self-governance.

Modern society has unprecedented access to information. Although broadcast and televised programming is nothing new, 24-hour access to the Internet allows people to read and post information, experience, questions and opinions to a willing audience of billions. So much more information at the publicís disposal and so little help parsing it for relevance often leaves consumers feeling overwhelmed.

While not everything that happens has an impact on all people equally, news organizations generally don't tailor their content to a specific individual. We are attempting to bring you "news you can use".