How to Write News Stories (with samples)
Yesterday’s news is today’s history. News by its very nature should be current. If the news in your release is outdated you shouldn’t be sending it in the first place.
It’s very important to position your news in a relevant and timely manner. To do that at the best way possible, make the effort to step outside of your own world. Ask yourself why someone would be interested in the your story, why he or she would want to share it with his friends on Facebook or Twitter. If you find that the news would not be interesting to your audience given the current conditions it is more than likely not a relevant or timely piece. You need to correct that. To help you get started we’ve selected few different news ideas. Read them. Chew them. Make them your own and then write your news.
Our top news ideas:
Starting a new business:
- With the job market down, job seekers are turning to entrepreneurship as the answer.
- Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel (Entrepeneur.com)
Expanding your operations:
- This could be great news for a sagging local economy. It will provide more jobs and bring additional revenues in for the local government.
- Embracing new technologies today, find your running gear easier than ever with our new app
Being more social:
- Embracing New Technology Leads to Business Success
- Need a running buddy? There’s an app specifically for that
- Your business leads the industry by embracing new technologies.
When writing a news story you should consider what is going on locally, nationally, and in your particular industry. The secret to writing timely news is to consider what people want to read at any given time. This will help you develop a tie-in that can make your news story, mesh with what people are currently interested in.
We’ll leave you with a very interesting video discussing how news affect our mind: