News is current information that is either informative or entertaining. It can be reported in the form of a newspaper article, or it may be presented as a broadcast (radio or TV) program or podcast. In general, news articles should be factual and written in a neutral tone. In some forms of journalism it is appropriate to add the writer’s opinion; in other cases, it is preferable to let the subject speak for themselves.
In society, what is newsworthy varies from one culture to the next. For example, a dog bites a man is a common enough story but might not be newsworthy in a society where dogs are eaten. Other things that make news include natural calamities, something unique or unusual and entertainment.
To create an effective news article, the headline should capture the reader’s interest and be clear and concise. The paragraphs should be short for impact and clarity, and the tone of the article should be formal. People’s names should only be used for first reference if they are well known, and it is preferable to use full initials rather than just the middle initial (unless there is compelling reason for not doing so).
When writing an in-depth news feature, focus on one particular aspect of a larger topic and research it thoroughly. This style of writing can be less emotional and more factual than other forms of news writing, but it still needs to be interesting to readers.