News is information about current events which is conveyed through word of mouth, printed material, postal systems, broadcasting or electronic communication. In the context of journalism it is usually considered to be objective. It must be presented briefly so that the audience will read it, clearly so that they can understand it, picturesquely so that they will remember it and above all accurately so that they can be guided by it.
The most important facts should appear first in a news story, in what is known as the “inverted pyramid” structure. This means that the main facts are placed in the introduction of the article, and then a greater level of detail is added as you go down the paragraphs. This way, if the reader only reads the introduction they will get all of the important information and will be able to decide whether or not they want to continue reading.
Crime: Any kind of crime can make news, but more serious crimes or unusual ones tend to grab people’s attention. Money: Stories about wealth, poverty and the economy are often newsworthy. This includes fortunes made and lost, school fees, taxes, the budget, food prices, wage rises, economic crises or compensation claims. Food: Stories about the availability of food and drink are of interest to people, as are shortages and gluts, crop diseases, droughts or floods. Technology: The development of new technology is often newsworthy, such as improved computers, mobile phones or televisions. It can also be newsworthy if it affects people’s daily lives or their jobs, for example if the latest computers are more efficient than older models or if a new mobile phone has an innovative feature.
Entertainment: Music, theatre, cinema and carving are all types of newsworthy events that can inform and amuse people. However, it is not the job of the news media to entertain its audiences – that is the job of other forms of media such as radio and television shows, cartoons and crosswords in newspapers.
There are many different ways that an individual can create news content, but it is important to know your audience. This will dictate the tone of the piece and what information you include. You should also keep in mind that a newspaper has to fit on a page, and it is important to be able to put the most important information at the top of the article so that it will be read above the fold. This is the area of the paper that the majority of readers will see before they turn it over and read the rest of the news. The same principle applies to writing online articles as well. It is important to consider who you are targeting with your articles and what information they will find most interesting and important. This will help you create quality news content that will be read and shared.