News is an important part of life and we need to keep up with what is going on in our world. But it is also important to strike a balance when reading and listening to news. A lot of news can be stressful and cause anxiety, stress or fatigue.
To avoid these feelings, try to sift through the news and find sources that are positive and uplifting. Set alerts on news outlets and political experts that you follow and keep your mental health in check by balancing the hard-hitting, negative news with more positive sources of light.
Research your topic:
The first step in writing a news article is to research the subject you are covering extensively. This will give you the information you need to write the article correctly and effectively.
Know who you are writing for:
Once you know who your audience is, it will help you format an outline that will get your information to them as quickly as possible. You will need to know your audience’s age, where they live, why they are reading your article and what they want out of it.
Your lead statement is the opening sentence of your article and it must fully state the story you are going to cover. It should also include all the relevant facts and details that relate to the story.
Order the facts:
After you have written your lead statement, order the main facts in terms of most important to least important. This is called an “inverted pyramid” in journalism school and will help you to create a more effective story.