News is the information that affects the lives of people. Often it has to do with politics, economics, religion, health and many other topics. It can be found in newspapers and magazines, on TV, radio or on the Internet. It is also a form of advertising, and many advertisers pay for news programs.
How it is made:
The most important aspect of news is that it has to be interesting and relevant to the audience. In addition, the story should be factual. A good news article will make use of quotations and other references to support the story and give the article a sense of authenticity.
How it is delivered:
The information that makes it into a newspaper, on the news line-up or posted on a news Internet site is chosen by gatekeepers who work for a particular news organization. These are known as editors, news directors or news managers, depending on the medium (print, broadcasting, cable, the Internet).
They take recommendations from reporters and other staff members to decide what will be included in a news story. They also consider what the subject matter is, what is significant about it and whether it will be dramatic.
How it is presented:
In a newspaper, the information that makes it into a news story is written in a specific style, with a heading and a lead that will introduce the reader to the story and provide basic facts. This is done to keep the reader’s attention and help them decide if they want to read the full article.
How it is transmitted:
Broadcast news has become a popular way to get news, because it can be received quickly and easily. It is also less expensive to produce than print news. It can be delivered to a large number of people at once, unlike print newspapers which are printed in small batches and then mailed to readers.
How it is viewed:
Although broadcast news has been a source of news for a long time, it has changed over the years and now many news organizations publish their news online. This has increased the range of news sources available to the public, making it easier for the public to access the news, especially those who do not have a lot of money to spend on other kinds of media.
How it is written:
The language that a news writer uses should be short, punchy and attractive. It should be written in the third person and paragraphs should be kept short to ensure that the reader is able to read the entire article quickly without losing interest.
How it is formatted:
Traditionally, newspapers have had pages folded in half so that the top stories are shown first, while the bottom stories appear below the fold. This has been applied to news writing online as well, with the most interesting and pertinent information placed above the fold.
How it is edited:
When a reporter writes a news story, the person who edits the article will look over it to make sure that it is clear and understandable. They may also change the content if they think it will better serve the news organization’s readers. They will also make changes to the article to keep it up to date with the latest news.