News is a brief account of an event that happens to the public. It is generally reported soon after it happens. News is often a part of the Information Lifecycle, which includes historical, cultural, and time periods, as well as current events and scholarly sources. Here are some examples of stories that may be newsworthy:
News is often classified as “good news” or “bad news.” Its purpose is to inform and educate the public. However, news cannot be “good” if it’s just about a good story. It should be objective and fair, and journalists should be independent of outside influences. News is also classified by its impact and proximity to the reader. It may be of interest to a particular group, or it may be viewed as a controversial story.
News can be interesting, but it must also be readable. It should also be concise, descriptive, and beautiful. Good news will make the reader say “Gee Whiz!” but unfortunately, the overabundance of sources has diminished our capacity for surprise. It is important to know how to recognize good news and what to ignore.
The authors of this study expanded their study to include a wider variety of newspapers and the audiences they study. They concluded that the influence of audiences on news selection is still relevant, but that the digital age has changed the way stories are disseminated. News stories are increasingly circulated through social media, where audience recommendations and shares can influence what news stories are published and how they are reported.