What is news?
News is information about an event that has happened recently. The information is reported in newspaper, magazine, television news program, radio news program, or news websites. The event which is reported has to be worth reporting, or newsworthy.
An event is considered newsworthy if it is new, unusual, interesting or significant, and about people.So, if an event is new, unusual, interesting and significant, then it is a newsworthy event. If you happen to read news in a magazine, the newsworthy event is the main idea of the news. It is the event on which the news is centered.
The following is an example of news:
TORONTO – In the cult movie classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, mutant vegetables cut a deadly swath through the community, consuming everyone in their
path. But Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk says Toronto students cultivating tomato seeds from space shouldn’t worry about like imitating art.
“There should be no fear on the part of teachers or parents about any toxic fruit growing from these tomato plants,” said Thirsk, who flew aboard the shuttle Columbia on a 17-day mission in 1996.
He said he’ll eat tomatoes produced from the high-flying seeds or use them to make salsa or ketchup.
Thirsk visited students at St. Cecillia Catholic School on Annette St. yesterday to check up on their experiments with tomato seeds taken into space by astronaut Mark Garneau.
The Tomatosphere project involves 2,500 secondary school classrooms across Canada growing 400,000 seeds, half of which made the trip to space. Space plants
are said to grow faster and taller.
“The space-flown seeds made 170 orbits of the Earth, travelled more than 7 million kilometers and spent 12 days weightless,” Thirsk said.
At the end of June, schools will send results of their experiment to the Canadian Space Agency which will compile the date and make conclusions.
Thirsk said the program is designed to introduce space science to young Canadians. “I can see that in these classrooms we have potential future Canadian scientists and astronauts,” he said. “I find that incredibly exciting.
The newsworthy event is usually placed in the lead telling the most important information. The newsworthy event is the centre of the news report. In the example above, the newsworthy event is Toronto students cultivating tomato seeds from space shouldn’t worry about like imitating art, found in the first paragraph.