What makes a newsworthy article? Often, it is the combination of features and hard news that catches the reader’s eye and holds them to the end. The truth is that a feature is often more important than hard news. News is like a rough draft of history and is only worth reading if you care about the story. But it is also worth considering that good news is rarely news. Here are a few tips to make newsworthy articles:
Human interest stories
Human interest stories in the news are a great way to gain attention and sympathy for a cause or individual. Human interest stories are usually highly dramatic, allowing readers to identify with the people, places, or situations described. Readers who feel empathy for a story are more likely to read the entire report and share it with their friends and family. Whether your reader is young or old, human interest stories can help raise awareness about a cause or organization, and they can also help motivate people to take action.
One way to describe the ironic nature of news is to compare it to a battle between good and evil. In real life, only a few courageous souls fight against the forces of evil, and the wisest among them conclude that it is better to stay out of the fray. Irony is the art of subverting political norms through the use of humorous expressions. While some people confuse irony with coincidences, the truth is that irony is a form of rhetoric that occurs when two unrelated events occur, in this case, two friends wearing the same dress to a party.
There are two main types of positive overtones in news: those stories that are relevant and those that are not. Relevance involves the nation or group the news is about and the number of people involved. The other type of positive overtone is referred to as magnitude and is measured in the extent of extreme occurrences or behavior. Positive news is characterized by the fact that it reflects events that are positive or that are a reflection of the news organization’s agenda.
As the medium of news became increasingly reliant on mass communications, the telegraph transformed the production of the news and its audiences’ engagement with it. The telegraph changed the relationship between the journalist and the source, as reporters became more responsive to news stories that were breaking and happening now. Telegraphic journalism established the daily news cycle, in which daily papers positioned themselves as the public’s portal to a newsgathering network. This study explores the organizational culture of timeliness in newspaper production and how it affects audiences’ expectations.
While research has long examined the relationship between traditional news media use and political outcomes, most work fails to account for variation in news content and delivery across communities. To address this issue, two new studies investigate the variation in news content and delivery across time and local communities. They also look at election years and newspaper coverage. While news content and delivery are often highly variable, the research highlights several common characteristics. Read on to learn more about the impact of news on political outcomes.