News is information about current or recent events that is reported in the media. The information is presented to the public by newspaper articles, television news programs and radio and also on the Internet. The content of news often carries a message that is either socially or politically motivated, but it may also be simply entertaining.
The things that make the news are usually a mix of the new and unusual, the significant and the personal. Typically, they have a dramatic quality and contain clear good and bad people. For example, a man robbing a convenience store makes a bigger story than him walking to work.
Many people have strong opinions about what is and is not newsworthy. Those who decide what gets into the newspapers, onto TV news or the news Internet sites are called editors (or sometimes news directors). They take recommendations from reporters, assistant editors and others and select those stories that they think will interest and engage their audience.
The best way to write a good news article is to know your audience. This will dictate the tone, pace and style of the story. It will also help you decide what and how much detail to include. In general, it is a good idea to write in the third person. But if you are writing about someone well known, use their full first name and initials on the first reference (not just a single initial).