The Daily News is one of South Africa’s most well-known and widely read English newspapers. It covers the whole spectrum of current affairs with a unique mix of investigative journalism, bold presentation and popular platforms to constantly interact with readers.
It is important to be as factual as possible when writing a news article. This means that if you’re writing about something that happened, make sure that all the relevant details have been included in your report, including the names of any individuals involved and what time and date the event occurred. It is also a good idea to include any relevant background information about the events that has led up to this point, such as how the incident first came to light or how it affects the people involved.
A well written news article should be balanced and impartial. This is to ensure that all views on the subject are included, and that the reader has enough information to form their own opinion of what has occurred. This is especially important if the article you are writing is an editorial piece where your opinion on the issue will be clearly stated.
Another important aspect of a good news article is the headline. This should be a catchy phrase that immediately draws the reader’s attention and summarises what the article is about. If you are unsure of what to write your headline, try brainstorming ideas with friends or colleagues. Then pool the most important points into separate pyramid “buckets.” This will help you to decide what you should include in your headline.
The next section of a newspaper article is usually the body, where you should write about what has happened. You should start by explaining the overview of what has happened. This is where you should put the most important facts about the incident, including any evidence or facts you have found that support your argument. You should also include any quotes from people who were involved or affected by the incident. This will help to provide a human face to the story and add interest for your reader.
A good concluding sentence should be a restatement of your leading statement (thesis). It should also indicate whether there is any further news about the topic that may occur in the future.
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