News is information about events in society, the world or the people around you that affect your life. It can be about things that are happening at the moment, about things that happened in the past or about events that might happen in the future.
News used to be only available in print or on radio and TV, but now the Internet has changed that. It is now possible for anyone to be a supplier, reporter or editor of news. This means that everyone has access to a wide range of different types of news stories and can even create their own.
There are some basic rules about what makes a story newsworthy. It must be new and it must be significant. A story about an ordinary person or event is not necessarily interesting and significant but it can become newsworthy if it involves someone famous. This is often referred to as the “celebrity factor”.
Other criteria for what is newsworthy are its impact and magnitude. A major world event is usually newsworthy and it can be a big story for a newspaper or a broadcaster to cover. But smaller local or regional events can also be important and they can be newsworthy if they have a large enough impact on people’s lives.
It is also necessary to be aware of bias in the way that news is reported. There are websites that can tell you about the bias of a particular news source.