What Is Newsworthy?


News is any information that relates to current events. It may include items that are political, social or economic in nature and may affect a large number of people. The main function of news is to inform the public of happenings in a timely fashion. It can be presented in a number of ways including print, radio, television and the internet. News is reported by both government and private sources.

The most important factor in determining whether something is newsworthy is the extent to which it is interesting or significant to a large number of people. For example, a new car model may be of interest to automobile enthusiasts but it is not likely to be of interest to the average person. On the other hand, an assassination of a prominent figure may be very interesting to many people and therefore newsworthy.

Timeliness is another factor that influences whether an event will be considered newsworthy. For example, a story about an earthquake that happened yesterday will not be of much interest to today’s audience but a report on a fire that occurred last week could be of great concern. For this reason, large news outlets tend to focus on current events.

A good news article will be informative, clearly written and illustrated appropriately. It will also be factually accurate and unbiased. In addition, a good news article will be interesting to the reader and will capture their attention. It should be written in a way that will make the reader say, “Gee Whiz.”

There are many things that can be newsworthy but the most common are crime, weather, money and politics. Crime stories can be anything from a road traffic offence to a murder. However, it is usually the more serious crimes that make the front page. Weather reports can be about anything from a storm to an earthquake. News articles about money can include stories about fortunes made and lost, tax changes, compensation claims or even the little girl who gave her ten cents to a fund-raising event.

Politics can be about anything from a politician’s scandal to his/her win in an election. Likewise, money matters can be about anything from a rich businessman to the latest celebrity to lose his/her fortune.

A good news article will be about people and will contain a lot of detail. It will usually start with a very interesting or emotive headline that will draw the reader in and then go on to describe the event in a way that will be both informative and entertaining. The structure of a news article is often written from the bottom up so that the most important information appears first with less and less detail following as you read down the page. This style of writing has become more popular with the advent of the Internet and is referred to as the Mirror Model. In this model, the news media is viewed as reflecting the society that it covers.