News is a kind of information about important events or noteworthy developments in society. It can be delivered by a variety of media including print publications, television, radio and the internet. News articles usually adhere to journalistic principles and aim to inform their readers objectively and concisely.
A news story’s importance often depends on its relevance, magnitude and timing. For example, a bug infestation may not be front-page news if it’s not as bad as the one last year or if similar bugs have plagued other restaurants in the past. But if the same insect is infesting several different neighborhoods, then that becomes significant enough to make the news. Then the reporter should explore whether there are patterns that might help the reader understand why this infestation is causing more concern than others.
If a journalist writes a news article, they should carefully source their facts to ensure that they are accurate and avoid bias. They should also consider their audience and determine how to best present the information so that it’s easy for readers to digest.
For example, if an article is going to be published in a newspaper where the stories are placed above the fold, the top-tier articles should be easily accessible at the beginning of the paper (or on the screen). If the information is going to be shared on social media, the writer should think about how they can entice readers to click the link.