News is the information we get from newspapers, TV and radio about what is happening in the world. It can help us understand the world around us and make us more aware of certain things that are of public interest.
The Five Factors of a News Story
News should be new, unusual, interesting, significant and about people. A story about a scientist finding a bug living on a plant for the first time would be very new, and quite a bit of information; but it might not be interesting to anyone except a specialist or enthusiast. A story about a coup d’etat in one country could be of great significance, even to another, but it might not have the same relevance in our own area.
A hard news story is about a particular subject and involves much research, including interviews with experts. In-depth stories should be without personal bias.
A good headline can grab the reader’s attention and make them want to read on. It can also be something that evokes an emotion or curiosity.
Use an editor:
It is a good idea to have an editor read your article before you submit it for publication. This will ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors and it will make sure that all of the facts are correct.
Learning to read and write in English is not only important for your academic success but it can also help you to become more informed about the world around you. It is also a great way to practice your vocabulary and grammar.