News is information about current events, such as a crime, a political issue, or a financial crisis. It can be obtained through many different sources: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, or by the testimony of witnesses and observers.
The main purpose of news is to provide information on the most important and latest things that are happening in a society. The content of news can vary greatly from society to society, and the way in which the information is judged will also change.
A news story usually begins with a headline, which should be catchy and interesting to readers. This will grab their attention and help them decide whether they want to read on to the article or not.
Headlines should be written in Associated Press style and punctuated according to your publication’s guidelines. You should also include your name as the author.
Inverted pyramid – write the most important facts first and less important facts later (similar to how you would in a novel).
Start with a hook at the beginning to engage your readers. This will make them want to continue reading on and will allow you to gain their trust and loyalty in the future.
Conclusion – end your story with a call to action or something that will motivate readers to keep reading. This can be a link to more information, a quote, or an opinion from your opinion piece.
Using quotations correctly in your news article is essential to capturing the reader’s attention. When quoting, use full first names or both initials on the first reference and in captions; use only a single initial if a person is already mentioned.