News is the information that people want to know about what is happening in their society, world or other areas. It can be interesting, informative or entertaining and is written in newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
It can be about people, animals, plants or events that happen in the world. It can be about war, crime, government, politics, education, health, the environment, business, fashion, sports and entertainment.
There are six main questions that journalists attempt to answer in their news storey: What, where, when, why and how. The introduction does not need to answer all of these questions, but it should give readers or listeners enough information to make them want to read the rest of the story.
The first 1-3 lines should be updated, following the inverted pyramid approach of providing the most important and current details at the beginning. This will help the reader to skim through the beginning of the story and get to the point quickly, which is what news stories are all about.
It is important that you tell the reader what happened in your news story, including the names and jobs of key individuals, and any quotations that will be used. Adding these things up at the end will help you to create a comprehensive, well-rounded story that is sure to catch the interest of your audience.
It is also important that you focus your news coverage on what is going on in your community and not on worldwide events, unless those are directly affecting the people living in your area. This way, your readers will be able to get the news that is most relevant to them and they will not feel overwhelmed by all of the news that is available to them.