What is News?

News is information about events in the world that are important or unusual, whether they happen at home or abroad. It is usually about people and what they do to change the world. It can also be about natural disasters, war or politics. The most important stories are given the most space in newspapers and bulletins. Other news is less important and may be given less space, or it may appear in a different section of a newspaper.

It is important for a journalist to know what the audience wants to read about. This can be achieved by studying published media and analysing the content. The idea is to find out why particular stories are interesting and significant. A story can be considered to have a high news value if it is new, unusual, interesting and significant. This can be measured using criteria such as the following:

Once a reporter knows what to look for, they need to get the facts. This can be done by interviewing the appropriate people or doing research. The information in a news article should not include personal opinions and should be factual and accurate. It is important to cite your sources and include them in a Works Cited page at the end of the article. News articles should be written in a clear and concise manner. A good lead grabs the reader’s attention and is followed by a “nut graph,” which explains why the story is relevant to readers and answers the questions who, what, when, where and why.