How to Write Newsworthy Stories
News is anything that has an impact, that is unusual or interesting, that is significant, that is about people and that is timely.
It is the job of a news writer to inform readers, listeners or viewers about what is going on in their communities and the world. This can be done by covering local events and issues, countrywide or worldwide.
Firstly, choose the right story to cover.
Having decided on the right story to write, you need to know what makes it newsworthy. This is because a story that doesn’t have much interest for your audience is unlikely to be newsworthy, and will likely end up on the scrapheap.
To make sure your story is newsworthy, you need to follow a number of rules. First, the most important information goes at the top, followed by the less important. This is called an inverted pyramid and is a good way to keep your reader’s attention.
Second, your story needs to be written quickly and concisely. This is because news is read in short, bite-sized chunks and you need to get all of your key information in the first few lines.
Third, your story needs to be accurate and well-researched. This is because your readers are likely to be comparing your story with other news sources.
Fourth, your story needs to be unique. This is because it will be the only story about this event, so you need to give the readers something that they don’t have elsewhere.