There are several ways to write about news. Among them is the “Inverted pyramid” style. This style explains how news should be written. It includes factors like Timeliness, Impact, and Familiarity. You can learn how to write news stories using this method in Unit No. 2 of this course.
Inverted pyramid style of news
The Inverted Pyramid is a method of news reporting that focuses on four levels. This style of reporting allows students to focus on the most important information within a news article. Using a template, students identify the key pieces of information in the article and label them in a pyramid. Afterward, students discuss which pieces of information they think are most important, and then vote on the remaining items.
Impact of an event
The impact of an event on news can vary greatly. Depending on the audience, local events can impact the news more than those taking place elsewhere. For example, if a local high school football team wins the state championship, it can be more newsworthy than if an international music superstar visits town. Additionally, audiences are interested in rivalries and disagreements. Conflicts can come in many forms, including politics, sports, and religion. They can also take place in outer space, as with the recent case of the asteroid that impacted our planet.
Timeliness of news is about making sure that news is available at the right moment. That could mean a job application that is sent in timely fashion, or it could mean a news broadcaster that is in need of an anchor. One way to create a timeliness-conscious news product is through a news capsule. These capsules are online databases that contain news stories, press releases, documents, and photographs.
Locality in news is a growing field of study that examines the way people receive news. It explains the way that local context affects news content, production and presentation. It also examines the economic benefits and challenges of producing news on a local level. If you want to make news in your hometown, consider pitching your story to the local paper. However, be sure that your story is relevant to the area in question. For instance, a coup d’etat in one country may have less news value than an equally violent coup in the neighboring country.
Bias in news is a problem in news media. As a result, consumers are often unsure of the quality of the information provided. While some media outlets may slant stories towards their target audiences’ preferences, others skew their news stories to maximize profits. In general, consumers tend to prefer news that confirms their prior beliefs.