What is News?
Interesting or important information not previously known is news. News can be a recent events; important or interesting current happenings.
News can be reporting of any current events generally by local, local or mass media in the form of newspapers, television and radio programs. News reporting is a kind of journalism, normally written or broadcast in news style. Most news is presented by journalists or reporters and distributed via news agencies.
To be considered news, an event usually must have broad importance due to one or more news values:
· Impact (how many people were, are or will be affected?)
· Timeliness (did the event occur very recently?)
· Revelation (is there most important new information, previously unknown?)
· Proximity (was the event nearby geographically?)
· Entertainment (does it make for a fun story?)
· Oddity (was the event highly unusual?)
· Celebrity (was anyone famous involved?)
News coverage often includes the "five W's and the H" -- who, what, where, when, why, and how.
The word "news" comes from a particular use of the plural of the word "new", and not as the common acronym claims, from the four cardinal directions (North, East, West, and South)