How to Write Newsworthy Articles


News is a type of article that informs readers on current events. They can be political, social or economic.

A good news story should be new, unusual, interesting, significant and about people. A coup d’etat in the next country over may be an important event, but it won’t make the news if it’s been reported before. Similarly, an assassination is unlikely to be newsworthy if it happened days or even weeks ago. However, if that assassination becomes particularly interesting due to the fact that it is one of the most unusual assassinations in history or because it was carried out by a notorious person and has never been mentioned before then it could be very much newsworthy.

Most large media sources focus on news articles that are current, as timeliness is a driving force of their audiences’ interests. However, this does not mean that the same topics are not of interest to smaller publications. Weather, food and drink (whether shortages or gluts), the cost of living and changes to taxes are examples of such items that may be newsworthy.

A well-written news article should be clear and concise. A lengthy piece with a lot of tangents and winding sentences might turn off readers. It is also a good idea to let someone else read the article before submitting it, as they can offer an extra set of eyes that can pick out any mistakes or areas where the article could be improved upon.