News is information about current events, provided through many different media such as printing, postal systems, broadcasting and electronic communication. It may also be provided by the testimony of witnesses and observers to events.
Topics of news can include war, government, politics, education, health, the environment, economy, business, fashion, entertainment and sport. It can also be about unusual or quirky events that generate interest in the public.
How to write a news article
A good news article should give readers enough information to form an informed opinion about the issue. It should also allow them to engage on an emotional level. It should tell them what happened, who was involved, why it happened and what will happen in the future.
Writing a good headline
It’s a good idea to write your headlines before you start writing the story. This will help you to focus on the key points and avoid having to rewrite them. It will also ensure that you include the most important details in your news story.
Headlines shouldn’t be too long as this makes it hard for people to read them all in one sitting. They should be concise and catchy.
News values are influenced by journalists’ own prejudices and their professional values, but it is also possible that they operate within a wider system of cultural beliefs. It is this combination that creates some stories being both good and bad.