We need to write the news of any event or function or incident. It is a very important skill. It helps us make the whole world aware about that particular event.
We will learn all the details of the news writing here.
what is news
News is new information of the recent event. The world is a quiet happening place and everyday there are lot of things taking place. News report allows us to make the whole world aware about it.
Format of the news
The news format can be given as follows.
3)Lead or introduction
4)Main body of the news
This is the format of the news
How to write news using the format
1)Headline-It is always catchy and introducing the subject of the news. Mostly it is in the simple present tense.
2)Dateline-It covers day, date, place, news agency or reporter in short.
3)Lead or introduction- Lead or introduction is in 2 or 3 lines. It should answer the questions like what, where, when, how, who questions.
4)Main body-it covers all the less important details mostly in the simple past tense
5)Closure – It gives overall impression of the news.
We will write a sample news using the above mentioned format.
How to write news using the given headline
Headline —Heavy rain disturbs normal life in Mumbai.
Heavy rain disturbs normal life in Mumbai
Mumbai-26 June(PTI)- heavy rain going on for the last 3 days has disturbed normal life here yesterday taking 3 lives, leaving 15 injured.
It started raining 3 days ago. Slowly water started accumulating in the lower areas.50 thousand people were affected by the flood situation in the city. Two old buildings collapsed and took 3 lives and injured 15 people.
Government and NGOs have started relief and rescue operation. People were shifted to the safer places. They were given food, drinking water, medicines and clothes.
All the traffic of vehicles, trains and even planes has come to halt. It has become difficult for the people to get daily necessary supplies. They are fed up with the rain and praying God to stop it as early as possible.
Conclusion for news writing
We can conclude that news is written in the format of headline, dateline, lead, main body and closure.
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