News is a record of current events, obtained from every place at any time and conveyed in an accurate and fast manner. It must be impartial in accordance with its own ethical rules. It can teach and illuminate but it can never change the world; it is an instrument to enlighten the minds of people, not a tool to change their thoughts or sentiments.
News can be anything that is of interest to the general public. It includes the latest development in the field of technology, politics, sports, economy, culture and religion. It also covers the lives of famous people and their personal tragedies and triumphs.
In order to write a good news article you must have the following qualities:
The first thing to do is research your topic. Ask yourself the “5 W’s” (who, where, when, what and why) and find your angle. This will help you focus your article and make it unique.
Next, write a lede that will grab the reader’s attention. This is the top part of the story that will appear above the fold in a newspaper. Finally, follow up your main facts with any additional information that will help your readers understand the story better. This can include contact information, additional facts about the people involved or quotes from interviews. It is always a good idea to have a second pair of eyes read your article before you submit it for publication. This will help catch any spelling or grammatical errors that you might have overlooked.