News is a broad term that encompasses all kinds of information, including breaking stories and historical perspectives on topics. It can be written for newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
The purpose of news is to inform, educate and entertain readers and listeners or viewers. It does not have to be dull or boring, however.
There are many sources of News, but the primary source is the media – newspapers, magazines, radio and television. It is the job of a news writer to know their subject well enough to write informative and credible articles.
It is also important to understand how the media report News – when and where, how they are presented and who decides what news story goes on air. This will help you better understand the news cycle and your role as a reader or listener, and perhaps even help you to tune out the more biased reports.