What is News?

News is a story that reports current events in society. It can be in the form of articles, films or television. It is usually about people, places and things that are unusual, important or interesting. The purpose of News is to inform and educate. It can also entertain but this is generally done through music and drama on radio or TV or cartoons and crosswords in newspapers.

In the past news was only published in print but nowadays there are many ways to get information and share it. The internet allows people to communicate worldwide and this has changed how and what news is reported. It is now easier for people to become reporters and share their views and opinions on events in their local area or even across the world.

A news article is a report of an event and should be factual. It should include details of the time, date and location of the event. It should have a clear title and subtitles and use third person pronouns like ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘it’ rather than first person pronouns like ‘I’. It should also avoid giving opinions. It is best to use the inverted pyramid format where the most important facts appear at the top of the article.

A good news article should be concise and only contain the information that is necessary to inform the reader. Avoid using excessive adjectives which can make an article dull and boring. Always read your work carefully and if possible have someone else proofread it.