News articles are fresh, clear, accurate and objective. Since they are often read quickly or skimmed, the most important information must be presented first, followed by descriptive content that rounds out the story. Read on to learn the basics of news article writing.
Writing an article for your school newspaper or magazine can be exciting and rewarding, especially once you see your name in print. To write an article, you will need to come up with a great story idea, research and interview your sources, pitch the story and write the story in the proper newspaper format.
An article is a written work published in a print or electronic medium. It may be for the purpose of propagating news, research results, academic analysis or debate.
A news article discusses current or recent news of either general interest (i.e. daily newspapers) or of a specific topic (i.e. political or trade news magazines, club newsletters, or technology news websites).
Thinks news is dead? As one noted reporter, Mark Twain, described it, The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.
Many newspapers are still thriving and even more internet news sources are coming online every day. The internet follows the same conventions as print news outlined in the tabs above, so there’s a growing need for writers who can gather and report information in all industries.
Teaching kids to write newspaper articles is an important skill. Articles are written in a concise, descriptive way. A lot of information is given with very few words, so the words need to be thoughtful and succinct. We’ll teach you how to teach your kids to write a good newspaper article plus we give you a printable newspaper article template for the kids to create a great looking project.
First, have the kids find 5-10 articles to read from a real newspaper. As they are read, brainstorm together some things that you notice about the writing, the format, the style anything that makes a newspaper article different from a normal story.
Whether you are interested in writing for a small school newspaper or you’re fulfilling a requirement for school, you will want to write like a professional if you intend to write a good article. So what does it take to write like a real reporter?
First you must decide what to write about. Sometimes an editor (or instructor) will give you specific assignments, but other times you’ll have to find your own stories to write about.