How to Write a News Article


News is information about current events, primarily those that affect people. News can be reported in newspapers, radio and television. It can also be delivered through the Internet. People in all societies are interested in news stories about famous men and women, their activities, lifestyles and careers. They are especially interested in those who make a mistake, lose money or go out of fashion. They are also interested in health news, such as traditional remedies and medical research, hospitals and clinics and diseases. They are also interested in sex news, although this can be a sensitive subject and is often controversial.

Generally, it is expected that journalists will report news without injecting their own opinions. This is called “objectivity” and is considered a major part of the job of a journalist. Many governments impose some form of requirement for objectivity on broadcasters.

When writing a news article it is usually best to keep in mind the inverted pyramid structure, with the most important information at the top. This is because most readers will not read an entire article and you do not want to annoy them by providing less interesting information near the end.

It is also important to focus on recent news. It does not serve your audience well to talk about an event that happened a week ago, as they will have already forgotten about it. It is also a good idea to get quotes from people who have personal experience with the news story you are reporting, as this adds an element of interest for your readers.