How to Write a Good News Story


News is the information about current events that affect people’s daily lives. It’s important to stay informed about the world around us and the decisions that are being made by local, state and federal governments – even if they don’t directly impact you.

Throughout history, people have been sharing news with each other through oral means, and later with written forms such as newspapers and radio. With technological advances such as telegraphs, the internet and television, news can be broadcast to a wider audience than ever before.

When writing a news article, you’ll need to decide what information to include and how to present it. It’s important to keep in mind that you should only write about things that are interesting and relevant to your readers. You should also ensure that your articles are factually correct and do not contain your opinions.

A good news story begins with a captivating anecdote or a surprising fact to grab readers’ attention. It should then introduce the main topic of the article and explain why it is important to the reader. This is often called the “nut graph” and should answer the questions who, what, when, where and why.

People are interested in what famous people do and say, especially when it is controversial or involves scandal. They are also interested in their health – stories about hospitals and clinics, traditional remedies, diseases, diet and exercise are of interest. People are also concerned about their environment, and as such are interested in stories about environmental issues such as pollution and endangered species. They are also interested in entertainment – music, movies and theatre – and want to be aware of who is playing where and when.

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