News is anything that has a significant effect on the lives of people. It can be good, bad, interesting, or even shocking.
The news that gets into a newspaper, onto the television news line-up or posted on a news Internet site is decided by editors, managers and other decision-makers within a particular news organization. These are sometimes called gatekeepers.
Depending on the type of media (print, broadcasting or cable, the Internet) these people are usually named editors, news directors or news managers. They take recommendations from reporters, assistant editors and many other people in their organizations and make decisions about what becomes news for their audience.
How the news is chosen to be reported depends on what type of stories are most important to that audience. For example, national television news outlets like ABC, NBC and Fox focus on the nation and its major regions for their audiences.
They might also report on international events affecting people living outside of the country. Local news, however, usually covers issues that affect a particular city or region.
A well-written news article should be factual and interesting, and it should not be dry or hard to read. The best way to do this is to use an approved writing style that achieves concision and brevity. This is referred to as an “inverted pyramid” writing style, where the most important facts come first. This will ensure that your readers get all the information they need without skipping over any crucial details.