News finds outlets in most cultures. In my hometown, news is part of the early morning break. Most people work shifts and they sip coffee and share who did what last night. You get to hear about that cute guy at FoodLion or the UPS guy knocking over somebodies wisteria tree.
Occasionally you hear about something juicy and it makes your whole day. Mostly because it is about someone who made you mad in the second grade and they finally got theirs. Ha! Yea, but mostly it is boring and uninteresting day to day things.