News is a report of events that have just happened, or will happen soon. It is an important part of the Information Lifecycle and is primarily a source of current affairs, though it may also contain scholarly or modern views of a historical topic (see Publication Formats).
In general, people are interested in what is happening around them. They want to know if there is a rainstorm coming or when their train will arrive at the station. This type of information is considered News because it provides some new facts to the audience.
However, this type of News can become dull if it is reported too often or in a mundane way. Therefore, the writer must try to find an angle that makes the news unique and interesting to read. Knowing the audience is helpful in this endeavor, as they can dictate how much or little detail should be included in the story. Asking the five Ws of the audience can help in this endeavor (Who, What, Where, When and Why):
Whenever possible, try to get quotes from your sources. This allows the readers to hear from the actual people involved in the event, and gives them a chance to formulate their own opinion about the situation. It is also important to check the facts of your story before submitting it for publication. This will prevent the reader from being misled and will make your article more credible. It is also a good idea to have someone else, such as an editor, read your article before submission. This will give you an extra pair of eyes to spot any errors that you might have missed.