How to Write Good News
News is information about current events and issues that affect people in their local communities, countries and globally. It can be about politics, culture, science, business and more.
The main aim of news is to keep the public up to date with what is going on in their world. This can help them make informed decisions about things that are important to them. News can also educate and explain issues that are complex.
One of the key elements of a good news story is that it should be factual and not have any personal opinions added. This is a hard thing to do because it can be tempting to want to share the opinion you have on an event, but it’s best to let the subjects of the article do the talking. If you interview them and ask for quotes, this is a great way to get information that can add value to the piece.
A good headline is important for grabbing attention and creating interest. It should be short and snappy and follow Associated Press style guidelines (unless the publication specifies otherwise). A good headline is usually written by other staff members, but you can also use your own creative juices to come up with something catchy.
There are lots of ways to consume news, but it is important to find a source that works for you. You might prefer reading a newspaper, watching the news on TV or listening to podcasts.