News is information about current events, obtained from every moment and everywhere, and conveyed to people in an accurate and fast manner. It should be presented in an objective way, but may also contain an opinion. It should include the five Ws: who, what, when, where and why.
To make a story newsworthy, it must be unusual or interesting. This can mean that something big has happened (a celebrity break-up, a natural disaster) or it could be smaller – a fire at a house in the middle of the day, for example. It is also newsworthy if it has an impact on many people.
Another factor is how important the event is to the society. This can be a social or economic issue, for example. If the economy is being affected, this will affect a lot of people. In other cases, it might be a matter of prestige – such as an Olympic victory or a death in the family.
The source of the news is also important. This could be a primary source, which is a person directly involved in the news story. For instance, if you are reporting on a fire, you might interview firefighters or speak to the owner of the cat that was saved from the flames. You could also use secondary sources, which are pieces of information collected from other news stories.
It is also important to remember that news is not just about what happens, but how it makes you feel. A good piece of news will make the reader interested and engaged, even if it doesn’t agree with their own viewpoints.