There are a variety of different types of stories that can be reported in the news. These range from reports of human activities to reports of current events. The stories are often reported with a positive overtone, and in some cases, they may even fit a news organisation’s agenda. Let’s look at a few of these different types of stories and how they might be reported.
Reports of human activity
There are an increasing number of disasters, and human activity is a major contributing factor. In the past two decades, approximately 350 to 500 large disasters have occurred worldwide, and the number of such events is expected to increase. The UN’s Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) predicts that this number could reach up to five hundred and sixty events a year, or nearly one a day, by the year 2030.
Reports of current events
Reports of current events are news items that are broadcasted through the media. These can be either about a recent event or a current issue. Both are newsworthy. However, there are differences between them. While news is the latest information about current events, reports are a more detailed report of the event.
Reports of current events may include short extracts from articles or news reports. However, the short extracts must relate to the current event. In addition, the extracts must be recognizable from the rest of the article or report. Short excerpts of radio and television news can also be used for this purpose. Reporters should remember to cite the author and source.
Stories with positive overtones
The human interest story is a type of news piece that deals with a particular issue, group of people, object, or aspect of nature that a large audience would find interesting. These stories often have positive overtones and may involve the use of a variety of media. These stories also aim to inspire a certain emotional response in the audience.
Stories that fit a news organisation’s own agenda
Developing stories that engage a reader’s interest is one of the hardest tasks in journalism, but it is equally important to find and verify interesting and important information. In this way, journalists can make a difference and differentiate their work from other media. As a result, good stories often transcend topicality. In general, a good story is comprehensive, complete, and includes a wide range of viewpoints and expertise, and demonstrates a sense of enterprise.
Story selection protocols differ from one news organisation to another. News organisations may prioritize stories that fit their own agenda, despite the fact that they do not always reflect what readers want. For example, a story that is about climate change is not likely to attract national attention, but it may have a more favourable reception locally.
Stories with exclusive content
Instagram is testing a new feature similar to Twitter’s Super Follow, which will allow users to purchase access to certain stories. However, it is unclear whether this new feature will be available to all users. It is likely to be available only to creators and will require a monthly subscription. The new feature will also be limited to certain categories of stories, which is similar to Twitter’s feature.
It is unclear whether this exclusive feature will be available to everyone, but it’s possible to save stories with exclusive content to your Story Highlights. But you won’t be able to screenshot these stories, as they won’t be public.
Stories with shareability
There are several factors that increase the shareability of news stories. These factors are simple, emotional, unexpected, and triggered. In a study, authors found that stories with these characteristics had a greater chance of being shared. They analyzed 130,000 news stories across six news sites and eight months of 2014.
One of the most important factors for newsworthiness is the number of people affected by the story. For example, an income tax increase is a big issue for most people, which sparked significant public interest. Other factors also play a role in the shareability of news stories.