What is News

News Structure



            News is newly received or note worthy information, especially about recent events.


            Information about recent events, especially when published or broadcast, broadcast report of news, new or interesting information.



            To write news we have to first know that news is split into three elementary part – introduction, body and conclusion. This simplification makes it easy to have a logical story flow, to have ease of readability and to ensure that no points are left out.

            Breaking a news into these three simple parts also ensures that you are able to structure your story without much difficulty. Let’s give an example: imagine that you want to get hold of someone’s attention to tell them something important you clap to first catch their eye, then you beckon them toward you and when they approach, you tell them what you have to say and let them process the information you have first given them. It’s is the some with a good story- a lead that is engrossing grabs their attention, the body brings them closer to you and what you are trying to say, the conclusion espouses them you think and to analyze the information you have given them.

            Part of news structure is: i) intro/lead   ii) body                        iii) conclusion


  1. Introduction/Lead:

The lead is the first paragraph of any news story. In newsrooms, journalists call it the intro. The lead must give readers the main points of the story and get readers interested in reading. Typically editors want leads to be no longer then 35-40 words. Readers want their news delivered quickly, and a short intro/lead does just the. A short and sweet lead is perfect. Want your reader to be hooked from the start and your lead/intro powerful and impactful.

The introduction or lead is the most important part of a news story. It should convey the essence and facts you the story straight up. The lead/introduction establishes the direction your writing will take you should state the who and the what is the first sentence. If the when, where and how are important, state them too. After reading the lead or introduction, your reader should know exactly what the article is all about. If yours facts are not interesting or compelling enough, chances are the first paragraph good leads both tell and sell.


  1. Body:

The body is the next part of news structure which follows the introduction the seconds paragraph expounds upon the lead. You are to write about the why and the who. Why is the event newsworthy, why should it be read about and why should anybody care about it. Who is it about? If the event is about a famous person, this para assumes more significance. If it is about someone important then you need to give his/her background, what post they held and their achievements if need be.

Later after establishing what happened, who did it and why it’s important and who all are involved and their significance, you can go further into the event adding more details if needed.


  1. Conclusion:

The conclusion is as the name suggests the final part of the article. End your article with a summary of the facts and answers to any question that the article may have raised. If it is a crime story and the police have not yet reported that the crime has been solved, end with a discussion and explain further, if more information is needed, what the police are seeking to learn and what can bring the case to a conclusion.



Lead: Ignorance, not poverty causes malnutrition in the child.

Body Many parents believe that when they stuff their children with any kind a food, they have already fed them, they have a wrong concept that food value is taken only from harm, eggs, cheese, milk and salad this is better procured from fish, vegetables which are relatively cheap.

Conclusion: the students were not poor. It was only a matter of knowing. What food to eat and how much was needed for proper nutrition.

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