Types of News


News is the media’s reporting on current events. It may be in the form of newspaper articles, TV or radio reports and the internet. The type of news is often influenced by the audience, such as the demographics of the city or region where the media is distributed.

Generally, news is about people. This includes their actions and failures, their relationships and controversies, their health problems and their deaths. It is also about events such as cyclones, bush fires, droughts and earthquakes. These events are also reported if they are unusual, dangerous or affect large numbers of people.

There are many different types of news stories, but they usually fall into one of the following categories:

Celebrity: People who are famous make news when their behaviour goes against society’s generally accepted norms. This might include a drug scandal, an affair or an arrest. Entertainment: Stories concerning sex, show business, animals or an unfolding drama that can be treated with humour, entertaining photographs and/or witty headlines. Magnitude: Stories of a significant magnitude, either in terms of the number of people involved or the potential impact.

All journalists have both conscious and unconscious biases that influence how they report the news. It is important for readers to know how these biases might influence the news they consume. For example, if a reporter uses derogatory language to describe a certain group of people then they are not reporting neutrally. The best way to ensure that you’re getting balanced and accurate news is to read or listen from a range of sources.