As a people’s platform, Youth Ki Awaaz is your place to bring in stories that matter to you. Stories that sometimes don’t make it to the mainstream. But they matter, and hence, we must keep telling them.
So here’s a quick guide for writing a news report on issues you are passionate about!
Think whether the story is really newsworthy in terms of prominence, timeliness, human interest, oddity or consequence.
Every news report must answer these five basic questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?
This forms the crux of a news report. Your first paragraph should answer these questions. Keep the most pressing fact at the start and work down from there. Your introductory bit should contain enough information to give the reader a good overview of the entire story. It is ideal to give information to readers quickly.
A news report is a story about how people are affected. So, try to quote people related to the new to add a personal touch to the story. It makes the story more interesting, readable, and adds more context.
Now work your way down by adding more details, introducing a sub-topic, and another piece of related information in your next paragraphs.
Wrap it up with the least important but related information.
A few more points to keep in mind:
All in all, keep it simple, keep it tight!
Hope you find the above information helpful. Happy writing!