Reading the news helps you develop an open and critical mind. Reading the news helps you learn something new every day and slow down aging. Reading the news helps you distinguish truth from falsehoods. Reading news can improve your creativity.
News is also important as a social gathering space, so newspapers, whether online or physical, emphasize news. Where there are a lot of people gathered, there is an opportunity to advertise. This advertising can sometimes cause a conflict of interest in the way news is reported.