There are some events which occur and draw the attention of the whole world based on
where they took place or how they happened. However, it is also true that some events are
rumors which are spread by some people with the aim of causing fear or inciting a particular
group of people. How this information reaches the public is very important, and everyone should
be cautious to note where he or she sources the news because the source of information matters a
lot. There are some sources which are not authentic while there are other sources that are
authentic and reliable.
The world is a bustling place where a lot of things happen, and it may take quite some
time for the news on some of the events to teach you. There are some things which take place
and draw the attention of the whole world based on where they took place or how they happened.
However, it is also true that some events are rumors which are spread by some people with the
aim of causing fear or inciting a particular group of people. This paper aims at looking at a
significant event that occurred after the 20th of August and the credibility of the information
where this was sourced.
On 3rd September, Brazil National Museum caught fire, and this left a lot of property
damaged beyond repair. CNN reported this event, and it is a confirmation that the game took
place. The real cause of the fire cannot be traced or identified, but the destruction is observable.
The fire destroyed a lot of artifacts resulting in serious loses (Schmidt). Many protestors were in
the street to show their disgust following the event as there were rumors that the fire occurred
from the government cuts which left the building unprotected.
There are several sources of news in the world today, and the media is playing a huge
role in spreading the world events. As for the case of Brazil Museum on fire, it is the media
which propagated this information at a rapid rate. The world has become like a global village
where people share a lot of information instantly, and distance has been reduced to nothing.
Today people can take videos of live coverage of an event and post it in the media, and it will
reach millions of people at once (Schmidt). In the same way, the news concerning Brazil reached
In most cases, the news and the stories are generated from the news releases or at some
other time, and they are rephrased or augmented with some additional materials. Wall Street
Journal, for instance, makes very considerable contribution to the world news at large, and
several of the news stories are based on the press releases. Several press stations printed the
report on Brazil Museum catching fire, and this made it more authentic and original even if it
was spreading on the media seriously after that (Tharoor). A lot of the content in the papers are
generated from the US newspapers.
There are several advantages attached to the public relations firms as far as the new is
concerned. These public firms foster credibility as well as the legitimacy of what could be seen
otherwise as publicity that is self – serving or something that is aimed at marketing a particular
sect of people. While the public should be cautious to the kind of information which they get
from the adverts, they should be keener on the news broadcasts. The media in this sense serves
as the best truth seeker that can be trusted fully.
The media is independent of all the organizations that are likely to gain any information
from it. The news releases are packaged, and they have a lot of advantages to public relations.
This is for the simple reason that they bring to a halt anything to do with investigative reporting
which could not be very appropriate and relevant in all circumstances. By improving the news
feedstock, the reporters have no reason to react, but they can initiate (Lopes). It makes this
source of information highly credible and applicable in many cases. The world is dependent on
media to get the events as they occur entirely.
The press release, however, has one limitation in the sense that it has no lines of
restriction with regards to the control of information. After initiating the process of making news,
it should set the boundaries which regard the emphasis of the report. The director of public
relations needs to establish the framework of events so that the focus made on the information
from the source is maintained as it is (Escobar). In this manner, the media is safeguarding the
public from being misinformed or getting some information that is overemphasized or
Museums are fundamental aspects of the world’s culture, and they require serious
management regarding risks. The occurrence of fire indicates the significance of carrying out a
risk assessment test that is very comprehensive so that the potential hazards which might result
in fires can be identified in time and avoided as much as possible ("Cuts blamed for Rio museum
inferno). There should be a fire suppression and detection system which is adequately designed
to protect these essential elements of the world’s economy. How this information reaches, the
public should be thoroughly considered to avoid any possible misinformation which could result
in misunderstandings between people.
In conclusion, information is the key to peaceful coexistence in society or a nation. The
world has become a global village where information spreads very fast aided by social media
platforms and other avenues. Before the media releases any particular information, they should
be cautious to scrutinize the report and block any roads of adjustments by anyone. The case of
Brazil Museum catching fire is one of the surprising things that ever happened in the history of
the world as museums hold a lot to the people in that area. However if adequately explained, the
cause of the fire and its damages can be overlooked and a similar event prevented from taking
place some other time.