News is about current events that may affect the world, country or local area. It is usually presented as a report and often focuses on controversial topics like war, disasters, natural disasters, crime and political events. It can also include social and entertainment news like celebrity gossip, sports news, fashion and beauty, etc. News articles can be found in newspapers, magazines and online and are used to inform and educate the public on newsworthy events.
Different groups of people are interested in different kinds of news. For example, if an insect infests a person’s farm and threatens their crops it will have greater relevance to the farmers than to a town clerk, who may not be as concerned about the pests. This is because different societies place different values on the things that are important to them, and this influences what is considered to be newsworthy.
The elements that make a story newsworthy are: newness, surprise, interest, prominence and emotion. A good news article will contain a strong lead and will be about something that is relevant to today’s society and people’s lives. It should contain an element of controversy and involve a debate or disagreement. It will also contain a human interest aspect, as people are curious about other people and their lives.
A good news article should not have too much jargon as this will put off the audience. It should be written in a clear, concise way and any opinions or facts should be clearly attributed to the source. It will end with a final statement, which is either a restatement of the lead or an indication of possible future developments about the subject matter.