If you want to write effective news articles, you need to do your homework.
1. Find out what the best stories of the day are. Get out there and discover what’s happening. You could cover all kinds of stories, but I suggest you keep your readers in mind. Write you news articles to fit the needs of you readers. What would they want to read? Find out what’s going on that may be entertaining to your readers. If you are writing about government, find out what the latest news is.
2. Do your research. Don’t start writing your articles until you have collected an abundance of information related to your story. Interview people who may have seen what happened and don’t leave anything undiscovered.
3. Make sure you have the facts. If you want your news articles to be well written, you need to make sure that they are factual. Check every resource from all angles to get the most amount of information on you story. Don’t make things up just to fill in the rest of your story. Doing so will only hurt your credibility.
4. Make sure you have an outline in place before you start writing. Figure out the best way that you can present your information to get your audience to read your article. Create a body that contains every bit of information you would like to include. Then, make sure to put the best information firs. That way you keep your readers attention all the way through your newspaper article.