What Is News?


News is information about current events that is interesting and important. It can be broadcast on television or radio, printed in newspapers, posted online, yelled across the street or even shared by word of mouth. It can be a major event such as an earthquake, a hurricane or an air disaster; it could also be something smaller like the death of a celebrity or the opening of a new store.

The content of news differs from society to society, but the basic principles are the same. It is about events that are important or interesting to people and is presented in an objective way. The news media must be impartial and accurate in accordance with its own ethical rules.

Famous people: Men and women who are well known or whose lives have become public make news when they win or lose money, get married or divorced or commit a crime. Generally, the more spectacular and sensational the story the more interest it generates.

Health: Many people are interested in stories about traditional remedies, medical research, hospitals and clinics and diseases. They are also concerned about the weather and how it affects their daily routine. Sex: All societies are interested in sex and its implications, particularly when it breaks convention or leads to scandal.

When writing a news story, it is important to remember to include the five Ws: who, what, where, when and why. It is also important to source the facts of the story. This will not only improve the credibility of the writer but may save other members of the publication staff time later on.