News is information about a current event that may influence your life. It can be good or bad, and it is important to stay informed so that you can decide how you want to live your life and what choices you want to make. It is especially important to stay informed about things that are happening in your local area, as the decisions made by your elected officials can impact how you live.
Some people choose to read only one newspaper, but it is best to seek out a variety of sources of news to get a well-rounded understanding of the world around you. It is also a good idea to find one or more news outlets that are perceived to be relatively unbiased. Online news aggregator sites like Pocket or Morning News are great places to start, as they gather many different reports on the same topic and present them to you side-by-side so that you can see what each outlet is saying.
A story is considered newsworthy if it meets certain criteria: it is new, unusual, interesting, significant and about people. It can be hard to determine how newsworthy something is, though, because what is unusual for one society may not be for another. For example, a man waking up, eating breakfast and going to work on the bus does not usually make the news, but a coup in a neighbouring country might.
When writing a news article it is always a good idea to have a friend take a look at it to check that the facts are correct and that the information is presented in a clear, coherent way. They may offer notes that you don’t agree with, but they should be listened to, as they will help make the article better.