What Is News?

News is information about current events. It may be provided through many different media, including printing, postal systems, broadcasting, and electronic communication.

In some societies, news is defined by what is unusual or interesting; in others, it is what people are talking about when they talk about the news. For example, in some societies it is not considered news when a dog bites a man – so long as he has been cooked for dinner.

What makes a story news is that it is not merely interesting, but has an impact on the world around us. When the stock market goes down for a while and a lot of investors lose their money, that’s news. When a baby tiger gets lost in the wild, that’s also news because it touches so many people’s hearts.

When writing a news story, your first goal is to hold your reader’s attention. The second is to provide them with information they need. The third is to explain it in detail and to quote other sources for additional information.

Your readers want to know about what is happening in their communities. This is why you should write about local issues in your news stories.

You should also make sure your readers understand why you wrote about the issue, so they can relate to it. If you don’t, they won’t understand the story and you won’t be able to hold their attention.

Your audience will dictate the voice and tone you use when writing your news content, so be sure to keep that in mind. It’s also a good idea to read your news articles out loud to get an idea of how they sound before sending them off for publication.

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