News is information about current events that affect people’s daily lives. It is important for people to know what is happening around them so they can take action if necessary. There are many different types of news content pieces that can be written and published. When creating news content it is important to know your audience and what they will find interesting.
In general, news is about people – their achievements, their failures and the things that they do which change the world. It may also be about non-human things which affect people, for example a cyclone, a bush fire, a drought or an earthquake. Generally, the more significant the event is, the bigger the news story will be.
A news article should begin with the key points of the story. This is called the lead and it should be placed above the fold of a newspaper (where there is a crease) or on the front page of a website. Putting the most important information at the beginning means that even if people don’t read the whole story, they will have gained a lot of knowledge.
It is also important to consider the demographics of your audience when writing news content. For example, a story about the death of a well-known politician would be most relevant to those who follow politics closely. But a report on the discovery of a new insect which is living on a plant it does not normally inhabit, may only be of interest to scientists.