News is information about events in the world that people want to know about. It can be found in many different forms, from newspapers, radio and TV to the Internet.
News articles can be written in a variety of styles, and they present information in a specific way. They usually feature a lead statement and include facts and interview quotes.
Writing a good news article involves researching the topic extensively before you begin to write. This will help you to understand the subject well and be able to explain it clearly and concisely in your writing.
Your lead should be one sentence and you should state the main point of your article – what it’s about, why it’s important, and how it’s going to relate to the rest of your article. This is like your thesis statement for your essay!
If you have a long article, it’s important to break it up into smaller sections. This will make it easier for your readers to keep up with the story and will help you to include all the important facts.
Depending on how big your story is, you might need to write the most important details first. In journalism school they call this the ‘inverted pyramid’ and it means that you place the most important information at the beginning of the article, so that your reader can quickly get the main points of what happened.
The most interesting stories are often placed above the fold in a newspaper. This is similar to what you would do online, with the best information being at the top of your screen before you scroll down.