News is the record of events that have happened or might happen in the future. The purpose of news is to inform, alert, and stimulate the reader or audience. It should be written in a comprehensive manner to provoke the reader or audience into action. The development of the printing press and paper in Europe in the 1500s marked a major advance in the transmission of news. Prior to this, the most important information was distributed by word of mouth or via private newsletters.
A story is newsworthy when it is unusual, interesting, significant, or about people. For example, if there is an earthquake in New York City or a coup in the country next door, these are big stories that require extensive coverage. On the other hand, if an ordinary man wakes up in the morning, eats breakfast, and goes to work on the bus, this is not newsworthy.
Often, a person or event is newsworthy because of the impact it will have on people, society, or the economy. Similarly, if an accident or disaster occurs and there are a lot of lives affected, this is also newsworthy.
It is important to find a good source of news that is accurate and free from bias. One way to do this is to read several different news outlets and compare them with each other. Another way is to check out a news provider’s ‘About Us’ section and learn about their mission, values, and approach to reporting.