What Is News?


News is information that has recently occurred or has not been previously known to a person. It may come from any source, including a newspaper or magazine; radio, television or the internet.

The word ‘news’ has been used to describe the reports of current events since ancient times. The term comes from the Greek word ‘newos’, meaning ‘new’ or ‘not known to anyone before’.

Broadcast media, such as newspapers and television stations, have become increasingly popular news sources, although they are not the only ones. The internet, e-mail and mobile phone technology have also made it possible for people to report news and receive and send it around the world, as well as being able to share it with friends and family.

Different mediums present news in a different way to audiences, and audiences are likely to have different preferences as well. This means that when choosing a source of news, it is important to think about the kind of news one wants to get.

Drama, excitement and mystery are common in news stories. This is because these are the types of things that attract the most attention.

If you’re writing a news article, there are some tips that you can follow to make it more interesting and exciting for your audience. Using catchy and emotion-evoking headlines is important, and writing in the third person is often preferred for clarity.

Headlines can be misleading and misinformation, so it is important to be careful when writing the headline of a news story. Generally, the headline should match the rest of the piece so that readers aren’t confused or put off.

In a good news story, you need to have enough facts and details in the headline for readers to understand what’s happening. This is not always easy, especially when it comes to breaking news.

Having a well-written headline can be very helpful for news articles, and it is especially important when you’re writing for the web or social media. A good headline should grab the reader’s attention and keep them reading until they’ve finished the whole story.

The news value of a story is determined by the journalists who report it, and by the way in which they choose to report it. These values are influenced by practical considerations such as the availability of resources and time, as well as more subjective, often unconscious, influences. These factors can lead to fluctuations, with certain news values rising up the hierarchy in different situations and, therefore, being given more or less prominence than other events.

Other factors that influence news values include the social and political context in which it is reported; and whether or not it is seen as likely to generate sharing and comments via Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. The desire of news organisations to have their output widely shared on social media is also likely to impact on the decisions they make about what is and isn’t news, with implications for selection, analysis and reporting.

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