News is information that is relevant and important enough to be broadcast on television, printed in newspapers or posted online. News can also be passed along verbally such as over a telephone or in person at school, work or even at a party. Generally, anything that is new, interesting, significant or unusual is newsworthy.

The definition of news-ness was derived by Edgerly and Vraga in their book The News: What Is It? (1990). They describe it as “an idea that people characterize as news and that reflects a sense of what is important at a particular point in time.” This defines news by its significance to the audience rather than the judgements made by journalists.

To be considered news, a story must be timely, interesting, significant and important to its audience. A story must also be unique and not already reported. A news story should have a positive or negative overtone and must be based on verifiable sources. It is important to note that no single source is completely unbiased and all sources have biases. When evaluating sources, it is important to consider both conscious and unconscious biases as well as the source’s consistency in providing factual, verifiable and documented information.

In order to write a news article, it is essential to have some background knowledge about the subject on which you are writing. A good place to start is a simple Google search on the topic of your news article. This can help you find the most recent information on your topic and it will be a great way to get the most accurate information on your topic.

Once you have your research, it is time to begin drafting your news article. Begin with a snappy headline that concisely informs readers of your news topic while seizing their interest. Then use an inverted pyramid structure when drafting your article, with the most important details at the top of the article and less-important details at the bottom. Finally, it is important to add quotes from a variety of sources to give the article depth.

The final step in a news article is to provide a concluding sentence that restates the leading statement or hypothesis of your article. This can be a simple statement or it could include a prediction of future developments relating to your topic. In addition, it is always a good idea to include the names and contact information of all your sources at the end of your news article. This will help to establish the credibility of your article as well as giving your readers the ability to contact you with questions or comments. If you are writing an in-depth news piece, it is a good idea to interview your sources as well to get a more personal perspective on your topic. This can add a lot to your article and make it more engaging for the reader. A great example of this would be a news article about a fire that included an in-depth interview with the firefighters involved in the fire.