Examples of real news: People speaking over a phone, inside of a moving building or at a newsstand. A news report on television about an event or some big accident. News programs where people are interviewed about current events.
But how does the news make news? Personal impact. The news makes news because it touches on some aspect of our lives in some way. It speaks to us when we’re home reading it, when we’re watching it on television or while we’re listening to it on the radio. When news touches us in any way, readers pick up on that and they begin to absorb it.
News is not like fiction. People can’t write a fiction book where people don’t get hurt or die. News is serious business. The goal of any newsroom is to get the story out as quickly as possible. When a news story is related to people and their lives, readers pick up on the human interest aspect of the situation and they become interested.
How news gets covered and read depends largely on the process by which it’s distributed. Newspapers have been distributing news for many years. Now that many people have computers, they can get all of their news from the computer and read it wherever they choose. There are even some web sites that allow you to receive the news instantly through your email, cell phone or fax.
Many newspapers do not own the actual news agencies that provide their daily copy of the events and local weather. Instead, the newspapers’ news service is provided by a commercial news agency that is owned by a corporation that sells newsprint to newspapers. These news agencies have many sub-agencies and often maintain a list of all their reporters.
The news agencies that work for commercial news agencies also provide more specialized news, sports, business, and political news. General news agencies focus on reporting the news as it occurs. They often do not specialize in any one area or subject. However, there are regional news agencies such as Agence France-Presse that focus on specific areas of the globe.
Another way that unusual news stories make it to the public is by word of mouth. If you have an interesting story, perhaps even an interview, that you would like to try to get out to the public then you may wish to circulate it amongst your friends and family. Perhaps your friend has a radio station or television station that might want to carry the story or it could be that your high school friend wants to talk about something that is happening around the school.
Many people make fun of some of the outrageous stories that are picked up by their radio and television stations. However, it is interesting to note that if a story is unusual and is funny to many people, it is still news to others. That’s how it becomes news to listeners and readers alike. As well as being interesting, a unique story that makes sense and is filled with information is going to be a winner.
While this may affect only the reader or listener, it can have a profound personal impact on the writer. The story and the way it is told will impact the reader and listeners in a positive way. The writer will gain insight and understanding, which are important for anyone who wants to become a successful writer. This is not to say that there is not any other form of media that can have an impact on the writer. It is important for the writer to realize the importance of his or her chosen form of media.