How to Write Newsworthy Articles


News is information that is important, exciting or interesting. It may be broadcast on TV or radio, printed in newspapers, posted on websites, emailed to you or yelled across the classroom. It can be a story about something that has happened recently, or it might be an event that is about to happen.

News stories should be written clearly so that readers can understand them, picturesquely so they can enjoy them, and above all, accurately so that they will be guided by them. This is why it’s important to always check your work and cite all of your sources.

If you’re writing a news article, start by doing some research about the topic. Then, brainstorm a snappy headline that will grab your audience’s attention and tell them what the news is all about. Once you’ve done this, create an outline for your article based on the upside-down pyramid format. Write your paragraphs based on the order of importance that you’ve set out in your outline.

There are many theories about what makes news. One popular theory is the Mirror Model which states that news should reflect reality. However, this theory is flawed because it ignores the fact that there are many events that do not reflect reality. For example, if a man wakes up, eats breakfast and goes to work on the bus everyday, this does not make news because it is neither unusual nor significant. It is only when there are unusual events that will the public take notice of them and become interested in them.