How to Define and Create News
News is anything that makes a person go, “Gee Whiz!” It is unique, shareable, and affects some aspect of the reader’s life. Oftentimes, news is anything that is not yet widely available. The key to creating news is keeping it interesting and relevant. Below are some tips to keep in mind when creating news:
News is anything that makes a reader say, “Gee Whiz”
To define news, we need to think of something that’s interesting and relates to our world. For example, “news” can be anything that makes a reader say, “Gee Whiz!” The more interesting an event is, the more likely it is to be newsworthy. It also has to be timely. The most newsworthy events are the ones that affect a large number of people.
While news can be important, interesting, and entertaining, a journalist’s job is to choose which stories to publish. The art of journalism is in selecting what’s important and presenting it in the best way possible. While the internet and “citizen journalism” make news reporting easier, it also makes the job of an editor even more crucial.
It is exclusive
Exclusive news is a word that is commonly used in the news business. Perhaps you read an exclusive tip in your local newspaper, or a morning talk show host interviewed an exclusive source. Or you saw a story in the morning paper or on a morning talk show that went viral. Regardless of what you are reading, you have likely seen the headline “It’s exclusive at Indian Express!”
Exclusives come with their own etiquette and unspoken rules. Breaking the terms of your agreement can damage your reputation and end the exclusive relationship.