How to Write a Good News Story
News are events that occur in the world which affect people in a significant way. They can be positive or negative in nature and should always be presented objectively. A good news story should be short enough to capture the reader’s attention and provide them with a sense of urgency. It should be written in a formal manner and include accurate facts as well as the journalist’s opinions (unless the article specifies otherwise).
The first thing you will need to do is decide what subject your news article will cover. Often the editors of the publication will assign this to you or you will have a choice from a list of subjects. This will dictate who your audience is and how much importance you place on the subject.
When deciding what topic to write about, it is helpful to ask yourself the “5 W’s”: Who, what, where, when and why. This will help you to identify the most important aspects of the story and determine how much detail to include. Also it is helpful to consider who your audience is and how they will react to the article.
Depending on the subject of your news article, you may need to research it in depth to ensure that the information is accurate. This is particularly true if the subject is one that has been covered by other sources before. In addition, it is a good idea to have a second set of eyes review your work for grammar mistakes and misspellings.