What Is News?
News is any item of information that is current, interesting or significant. It has been transmitted throughout history in the form of letters, journals and newspapers. Nowadays, it is often broadcast on television and radio, and is available online as well. It is often presented with a certain level of bias, but this can be overcome by seeking out relatively unbiased sources.
There are many different kinds of News articles, and it is important to know your audience when writing one. A news article should primarily inform, but it should also be engaging and entertaining. If it is not, the reader will likely lose interest and may not share it with others.
Generally speaking, a good News story should be new, unusual, interesting or significant, and about people. This is because news articles are designed to be read, watched or heard by a large number of people. Ideally, a News story should be reported as it happens. However, events that occur days or even weeks before can still be considered News if they are reported for the first time.
An in-depth News article usually takes a smaller subject and researches it heavily. For example, a news feature about a fire at a home might include interviews with the victims. Alternatively, a news feature could be about a government program that is affecting the local economy. This type of news article is often considered to be more “serious” than other types of News articles.