News is a broad term for all of the information that is presented in a short amount of time through the newspaper, TV, radio or internet. It is the quickest way to find out what is going on in the world around you. People like to read, watch or listen to news for many reasons. It might be to learn more about current events, get the latest celebrity gossip or to hear their favorite songs on the radio. News also gives them a sense of connection to the world outside their homes.
There are a few key things to keep in mind when writing a news article. The first is knowing your audience. This will dictate the voice and tone of your story as well as what is important to include. Asking questions like, who is your audience, how long do they typically spend reading and what do they want out of this story will help you shape the story to fit your readers.
The next factor is the size of the event or situation. If it is a large event or situation that affects a lot of people it is likely to make the news. Examples might be a war, a natural disaster or a bank collapse.
Finally, the novelty of the event or situation is important. If it is something that has never happened before it will probably be newsworthy. Seeing or hearing about the same things over and over can become boring, so it is a good idea to tune into a variety of news sources to get a fuller understanding of how news is being reported in different ways.