How to Write a News Story


News is the general report of events and happenings which influence our lives. It may include the recent financial crisis, natural disasters or outbreak of diseases etc.

The main aim of News is to inform and educate the people on various serious issues like health, business, politics and other people-oriented matters. It also helps in guiding the people on what is right and wrong and what they need to do in order to stay healthy and safe.

Identify the Newsworthiness of the Content

The newsworthiness of a story is determined by several factors including impact, conflict, timeliness, proximity, prominence and currency. These are all aspects of how important an event is for the readers and its effect on their lives, and therefore, what makes it a good news story to cover.

Objectivity: A news story should be factual, and not influenced by the reporter’s own personal opinion. If the writer adds anything to the facts that is not in line with what the event actually occurred, the article goes against objectivity.

The first phase of writing a news article is to research the topic extensively. This will help you to form a clear and concise article. It will also allow you to focus on the most critical facts. Once you have your main facts, write a lead that will introduce the story to the reader and help them decide whether they want to read more. The lead should list the primary facts and any additional information that will help them learn more about the story, including contact information and quotes from interviews with those who were involved in the story.

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