News Stories That Make News
We hear so much about objectivity in the media that it becomes hard to differentiate between what is real and what is not. But how do you know if a news story is real or not? What does it mean when a news story sounds like something you would hear on the radio or television? Here are some guidelines on what to look for when you are reading news and whether it is true or not.
Objective: An objective news story means that the reporter has an aim with every sentence he uses. Objectivity means to relay the news the same way they happened. It also goes against subjective, or personal interest, when the reporter adds anything to his opinion in his reporting.
Personal Interest: Personal interest can make newsworthy material, but only to a point. A story about a new product that has just been released, for example, may be interesting to some people. But if it is written by someone who has no knowledge of the product and its potential problems, the article may still be considered as personal interest news. The same can be said for stories about celebrities. While some people will look up to a star because of their beautiful face, others may look up to them because of something in their past.
Unusual Events: This is a catch-all category for stories that are different from the normal. These are usually considered as news stories that are out of the normal range of events happening in a particular city, town, state or country. There are many ways to write about unusual events, and one of the most popular is writing about them from the point of view of the news reporters. If this were done often enough, many reporters will be able to write about any event that is going on in any part of the world without discrimination.
Public Relations: The importance of PR in making news can never be undermined. Every time there is any kind of public gathering, the media will be out in full force trying to promote or inform the readers about an event that took place. For example, when a candidate runs for a seat in the local government, the media will be out in full force promoting his or her candidacy. This is done in an effort to gain readers’ or viewers’ attention.
These are just some of the categories of news stories that are considered as unusual. While many people are able to understand these categories, they may not know how to properly categorize them so that they can make news out of them. This is why it is important to understand the various types of news before you write an article that will be read by many people. In short, when you write an article that contains any type of unusual news, you are doing yourself and the readers a great service by bringing to light newsworthy events.