What is News?
News is information that affects the lives of a large number of people. This information is usually broadcast on TV or radio, printed in newspapers or posted online. It can also be shared in person, such as when someone tells you something over the dinner table or across a classroom.
The main purpose of News is to inform and educate the public on current events. However, it can also be used to entertain, such as with music and drama programmes on radio or television, or by using humour in a newspaper column.
A piece of news is often regarded as significant if it meets one or more of the following criteria: it is new, unusual, interesting, and important. However, the same event can have different news values depending on where it happens. For example, a coup d’état in your own country would be significant but not as significant as a coup d’état in the neighbouring country.
The content of a news story should be factual and impartial. A good way to achieve this is to use quotes from sources that are known for their accuracy. It is also a good idea to include pictures and other visuals in your news article.
News articles should be as concise as possible, since many readers have limited time to read. Long tangents and winding sentences can make a story boring. If necessary, cut out any sections of the article that don’t directly relate to the main point of the news story.