What news can I write about?

The objective of each newsline is to tell a story. If the story is cluttered with too many minor items it will tire the reader. Always add the most important news events to a newsline first

Please make sure that the events you write about:

  1. Are part of a timeline of events about the subject that either have a past and/or will continue into the future
  2. Are actually news

Always news

Births, deaths, marriages, breakups

accidents, murders, robberies, disasters etc

Movie, book, song, product releases

Important firsts: First time a band plays together, inventions

Business starts, sales, mergers, stock exchange listings, important earning announcements.

Almost anything in a major newspaper, or on the front page of Drudge Report

Analysis is not news

Analysis is generally not news, unless it is newsworthy in its own right, for example.

Articles by pundits and commentators are not news

Your own theories or commentary about events is not news

Famous people doing ordinary things is not suitable for a timeline

Celebrities doing ordinary things: Meeting other celebrities for lunch, dinner or any kind of meal.

Celebrities shopping or on bike rides

Celebrity appearances in small towns

Minor events are not news

Minor company press releases, minor employee changes are not suitable for newslines

News where nothing happens is not suitable for newslines

Lindsey Lohan did not go out today

Actor 1 and Actor 2 did not announce their engagement

(These are actually a type of analysis)

Announcements about announcements are not suitable for Newslines

News that is not part of a timeline is not good for newslines

Events that only happen once ever

Local events and murders of people who are not famous, and that are not controversial

Your own theories or commentary

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