How to Write About News

News is the report of something that has recently happened, or information that was not previously known. It can be presented in a variety of ways, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet.

How to Write About News

There are many different types of news stories, and they can be made up of any number of topics. For example, crime can be a hugely important news story, as can money, entertainment, weather and food.

Start with an Intro

The first sentence of a news story should give all the key points and attract the reader’s attention. It should summarise the main events of the story ‘in a nutshell’ and answer at least three of the classic questions – Who, What, Where, When, Why and How.

Use the Inverted Pyramid format

The inverted pyramid is a popular news writing technique which places the most significant and exciting information at the beginning of the article. This ensures that readers see the most important facts first, and will encourage them to read on.

Eliminate Jargon

It is important to eliminate jargon from your news articles, or else they will be difficult to understand. For example, if your industry uses acronyms, explain them in plain English as early as possible so that everyone can understand them.

Be clear and concise

The most common way to tell a story is by using quotations, but you should only include quotations that add value to the story. A good quote is one that will make the reader think about what is being said, and it should also be well-chosen.