News is a way of keeping up with what is happening in the world around us. It includes stories about wars, politics, religion, education, the environment, business, fashion, entertainment, sport and much more.
The news can be reported in newspapers, magazines or on the radio. It can also be found online through websites, social media and video sites. Often news is about something that has happened recently, although it can be about things which have occurred in the past too.
There are many factors that decide whether a story is to be considered newsworthy, such as the importance of the event and how far it affects society. For example, a flood or a volcano eruption might be very important to some people but not to others. Another important factor is whether the event has drama, which is very attractive to readers. The most dramatic events are usually given the highest priority by news organizations.
The title of a news article should be short and eye-catching. It should include the date and location of the event if possible. It should be clearly written, using Associated Press style guidelines unless the publication specifies otherwise. The lead or introduction should contain all of the main facts of the story and include a quote from someone involved. It should be placed above the fold on a newspaper so that it can easily be seen. If the article is on a website, it should be at the top of the page before the reader has to scroll down to see the rest of the article.