What Is News?


News is information about current events that affect the public, published in newspapers, aired on TV and radio or displayed on the internet. It can be about politics, wars, business, crime or natural disasters. News articles should be written in an engaging way so that they capture the interest of the reader. This can be achieved by adding an element of conflict, such as disagreements or rivalries to the article. People are also interested in news articles that have an emotional touch. This can be achieved by using words that evoke certain feelings in the reader, such as fear, anger or sadness.

There are many different types of news, but deciding what to write about is important. The biggest, most important news should be given first, usually on page one of a newspaper or at the top of a television bulletin. Lesser news can be included on other pages or at the end of a TV bulletin.

Some events happen so often that they no longer qualify as news, such as the daily weather forecast or the fact that a famous person has had a birthday. Other events are more newsworthy if they involve an unexpected occurrence, such as a plane crash, an earthquake or a political coup. People are also interested in celebrity news and what other famous people are doing or thinking, particularly if they are involved in scandals or are unwell. Sex is also a popular subject for news stories, especially if it involves behaviour that goes against society’s generally accepted standards.

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