What is News?
‘News’ is a term used to describe a report on something that happened recently. It can be broadcast on television, radio, or printed in newspapers. In the past, printed news had to be phoned into a newsroom and manually set in type. In the 21st century, mobile devices have given rise to citizen journalists.
News can be about anything. It can be about a person or an event, it can be about a place, it can be about a time. There are many sources of news, some good for historical news, others great for breaking news.
One of the more popular definitions of news is “information about recent events.” The term “news” dates back to ancient times. It has also been used to describe government proclamations.
The most common topic for news reports is war. In the early 1600s, newspapers began to emerge in Germany. The Relation aller Furnemmen und gedenckwurdigen Historien is considered the world’s first formalized ‘newspaper’.
A news aggregator is a website that provides a single place to search for multiple stories. Some aggregators have no actual reporters.
A feature article is an informative piece of writing that tells readers about a recent event. It can be an assessment of a news source, a profile of an actor, or a how-to article. These articles are more creative and less focused on getting the essential information out.
Another is a human interest story. These stories aim to evoke emotion.