News can be delivered in many different ways, including by word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting and electronic communication. It can also be obtained from the testimony of witnesses and observers to an event.
The main objective of a news report is to tell the truth. It is also the job of a journalist to ensure that the facts are accurate and fairly presented.
To help you choose what is newsworthy, try to think of five criteria: new and unusual; interesting; significant; about people; and about things that might change the world. Obviously, some events will be more newsworthy than others, but these five criteria should help you decide what is worth reporting.
Unusual and new: cyclones, bush fires, droughts, volcanoes, earthquakes or other natural disasters can be quite a big story. Food shortages, gluts and crop diseases are also of interest to a lot of people.
Other topics can be newsworthy too, like celebrity people, health, drugs and diet, or sex. These are topics that affect all societies, but the way in which they are reported is often very different from society to society.
It is important to know your audience when writing news. This will help you decide what is appropriate and how to write it in a way that appeals to them. It will also help you to create news articles that are unique and that will stand out from the rest of the crowd.