News is the latest information about events and people in your community. It can come from a variety of sources, including television, radio, the Internet and print media.
It can be exciting or terrifying, and it can have a great impact on your life. It is important to know the latest news in your community so you can make informed decisions and stay on top of current issues that affect you.
To get started, brainstorm a snappy headline that concisely informs readers of the news topic while seizing their interest. Then pool the most important points from your research and organize them into their respective pyramid “buckets.”
Consider your audience’s needs. Ask yourself questions like: What is your target audience, local or national? What is their average age? What are they reading for, and why?
Think about the ‘5 W’s’ of writing: Who, What, Where, When, and Why. This will help you to understand the audience for your news article and will guide you in writing it in a way that is appropriate for them.
Write above the fold
In newspapers, all the top stories are placed above the fold, where it’s easy to see the entire story. When writing online, the same applies: put your most relevant information up front so readers can easily find it when they scroll down or click on it.
A good news article is a well-researched, well-written, and properly formatted piece of journalism. It takes time and effort to learn about a topic, but the payoff can be significant.