What Is Journalism? What Purpose Does Journalism Fulfil? Is Journalism Not Just Another Kind Of Communication?

Journalism is the investigation of events, new trends, fresh fashions, big and small issues, everything news-worthy, and then compiling the information gathered into a readable piece to be printed or broadcast.

There are different types of journalism that cater to different types of news.  Many journalists specialise in a certain area of news.  The only things that stay the same throughout are the fact that journalism is the gathering of information, the research and investigating of gathered information, and mostly to get to it before any other news organisation can publish or broadcast it.

What is the Purpose of Journalism?

  1. It Informs; journalism is the gathering of information about everything and all else and provides that information to the public via different media types.
  2. It educates; reporting on things happening throughout the world in different cultures and how each culture handles their situations and daily lives.
  3. It enlightens; through educating and informing, journalism brings people of different cultures together with more understanding.
  4. It promotes people’s rights; through spreading the correct information and helping people to notice what is right, or what might be going wrong in society.
  5. It provides coverage of events that might have gone unnoticed; bringing information from places and people and events that could have been missed.
  6. It entertains; with knowledge and information about a variety of things, good and bad, they keep the general public in the know.

Is Journalism just Another Kind of Communication?

Journalism is a kind of communication.  It communicates information and facts about important things happening in people’s daily lives.  It does not matter what media it uses, journalism is sending out a big message containing lots of things everybody needs to know.

  1. It communicates current events; giving dates, venues and times, and what can be expected at an event.
  2. It communicates verified information; that will enable persons to make better choices and decisions about what to eat, and wear, where to shop and what to shop.

Journalism is a practice that gathers all kinds of information in lots of places.  Before publishing, printing or broadcasting they make sure that the information is correct and the truth.…

Innerspring Versus Memory Foam Mattresses; How Do Innerspring Mattresses Compare To Memory Foam Mattresses?

On a comparison chart showing the features of innerspring versus memory foam mattresses, the only feature that gets ticked on both is the coolness while sleeping.box.  In all the other boxes it is just the memory foam boxes that get ticked.

Mattress Support Comparison:

Spring Mattresses:  At first you may get the feeling of comfort when lying down, but it does not offer sufficient support.  Spring mattresses push back against your body, and because of the areas carrying more weight on your body, it cannot give equal support over the whole of the body.  This cause pressure points which leads to poor blood circulation and aches and pains.

Memory Foam Mattresses:  Memory foam mattresses distribute your body weight evenly throughout.  Memory foam takes on the contours of the body and does not push back.  Pressure points are reduced to as much as 80%.  Memory foam mattresses have a unique combination of support and reduced pressure point relieve that promote pain relief and the prevention of pain.

Pros and Cons of Spring Mattress versus Memory Foam Mattress:

Spring Mattress: 


  1. Low cost – these mattresses do not cost much to manufacture.
  2. Durability – spring mattresses can last 7 – 10 years


  1. Support –within the first two years the mattress usually start sagging and lose about 16% of its support in the first year.
  2. Poor Back Support – innersprings do not offer the support your back needs and do not promote spinal alignment.

Memory Foam Mattress:


  1. Pressure Distribution – memory foam mattresses can relieve pressure better than other types of mattresses.
  2. No Motion Transfer – means that when you move, the whole bed does not move, waking up your partner or disturbing their sleep.


  1. The Price – can become expensive depending on the quality of the materials used.
  2. Feeling like sinking in – because a memory foam mattress will adjust to your body contours, you might get the sensations that you are sinking into the mattress or getting stuck.

Both these mattresses have their pros and cons.  Spring mattresses will be able to handle the wear and tear because the springs act as a shock absorber.  Memory foam mattresses will distribute your weight evenly, but if you like a firm mattress, you won’t find it in memory foam.

However, some may feel that spring mattresses should have died long ago, they need more maintenance and does not give all the benefits of comfort and support that a Memory foam mattress does.…