What is News?

News is information about events that occur in the world. It can be reported in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and online. The purpose of news is to inform and educate audiences. It can also entertain them, for example, by including music and drama in radio, or crosswords and cartoons in newspaper articles.

News stories are about important current events. They often focus on people, politics, wars, crime, science, weather, education and health. They can also report on business, fashion, entertainment and sport. News stories may also be about historical events, such as royal ceremonies, laws, taxes or inventions.

To be credible, a news article must be well researched and unbiased. The author should cite all sources and be cautious about expressing opinions in the article. If the article is about a controversial issue, the writer should try to present both sides of the story to give readers more information. The journalist should also try to create a snappy headline that concisely informs readers of the news topic and seizes their interest. The article should be well written and structured with paragraphs that are short, to the point, and logically ordered. The article should end with a strong conclusion that is usually a restatement of the leading statement or a statement suggesting potential future developments.

The most trustworthy news sources are usually those that have been around for a long time and have a track record of accuracy. However, even reputable media outlets can be biased. This is particularly true of news sites that have a political agenda, such as the US presidential campaign or the Brexit referendum.

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