What is News?


News is information about important or interesting events, or about people or places. It is usually reported by newspapers, magazines and radio and TV programs. It can also be found online and in social media. News is generally reported objectively, although it often reflects opinions and biases of journalists and editors. It may be controversial, and it can spark debate. It can also entertain, amuse, or inspire people.

Whether it is about war, politics, education, health, business, sport, celebrity or the environment, news covers a wide range of topics. Some common factors that affect whether a topic is considered newsworthy include impact, proximity, controversy, currency, prominence and excitement.

People have been sharing and spreading news since ancient times. It was once a very informal process, but has become more formalized over time with the development of newspapers and the introduction of radio and television. The internet has increased the speed at which news can spread, and is becoming a major source of information worldwide.

When writing a news article, it is important to consider who your audience is. This will help you determine what kind of information is relevant and how much detail to include in the story. Asking yourself the five W’s (who, what, when, where and why) can help you form a compelling story that will keep readers interested in your topic. It is also helpful to find an angle that makes your story unique. For example, if your audience is local, a story about a new store opening can be exciting and interesting for them to read.