News is the information that is reported about current events, things that are happening or something that has happened. It is usually delivered on a television or radio broadcast, and sometimes in printed media such as newspapers, magazines or on the internet.
How are news stories selected?
A story is considered news if it has a strong impact, incorporates violence and scandal, is familiar and local or is timely.
In addition, a story should be well written and have a catchy headline. It should also be interesting and make a reader want to read the rest of the article.
What makes a news story interesting?
A girl going to university, a man aged 55 marrying a girl aged 15, or a car killing a chicken or pig are all examples of a news story. Every one of these is likely to be interesting to the people in the community in which they happen, but some are more newsworthy than others.
How do journalists decide what is news?
When journalists choose what to report, they use the same judgments that all people do. They consider what is interesting, what is serious and what is not.