How to Write Newsworthy Articles


News is information about events in the world. The word is also used to refer to a newspaper or magazine which reports on these events. News is usually unbiased and gives the reader facts about an event without bias. However, the opinions of journalists and news outlets may influence the way a story is written.

A good news article should answer the five Ws: who, what, when, where and why. It should also include a summary of the main event and any other important details that may be relevant to the story. If the news story is about a specific person, include their full name and occupation in the article. It is also important to include a works cited page at the end of the article with references to the sources of information used in the news article.

The decision about what is newsworthy is a judgment that every journalist makes at some point. The biggest and most important news will be given top priority and appear first in the bulletin or on the front page of the paper; less significant events will be reported in lesser detail later. Newspapers and other media organisations also receive a lot of their news from specialized services, such as Reuters or Bloomberg. Using these sources can help to save money for reporting on more local events, which could be done by sending in journalists to the region. These specialized services also allow larger news organizations to concentrate on other areas, such as politics or sports.

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