News is current information that enables people to keep up with events. It is usually based on a variety of sources and is available in print (newspapers, magazines), on television, radio and via the Internet.
News stories often focus on people or issues that affect many people. It is also common for news to have a dramatic element. For example, an Olympic athlete who accomplishes a goal after great effort and personal sacrifice will make the news. A dramatic increase or decrease in the stock market will also likely be newsworthy. A natural disaster that causes widespread destruction is another item that can be newsworthy.
The headline of a news article should be catchy and short. It should follow Associated Press style guidelines, unless otherwise specified by your publication. The lead is the first sentence or paragraph in a news story that provides a preview of what readers will find in the rest of the article. This paragraph should include the most important facts of the story, such as how it happened, what caused it, who is involved and why it matters.
The body of a news article should present all the main facts in an order that is logical and easy to read. It should also include quotes from experts in the field and any other relevant information that will help readers understand the details of the story. Finally, a news article should contain a good concluding paragraph that either restates the leading statement or points out possible future developments to the story. It is important to check all your facts before submitting a news article for publication, and you may want to have an editor or someone else review your work to catch any grammatical errors or typos.