The news of the day is the information we receive on a daily basis, which answers the questions of what, where, when, how and why something happened, as well as who were the actors in the event. What they have in common is that they do not contain superfluous words in their first sentence, which usually attracts our attention first, nor that they additionally evoke the atmosphere, but only answer the basic question – what happened. These stories are usually current 24 hours a day, after which they are replaced by some new breaking news of the day.
What is important for the news of the day is that they are concise, written at the moment when the events take place or as soon as they are known. Also, they cover events that arouse great interest of readers for new information, so the news of the day often covers events that can be broken down and exploited further with the aim of greater readability. The sentences describing these events are clear, short, understandable and simple. The moment readers are fed up with a story, it ceases to be relevant until the next event that will take precedence.
News of the day from Germany to Kabul
News of the day they can follow events over a period of several days to one week, but it is possible, depending on the nature, duration and topicality of the event, for this news to be covered in the media for longer than that period. The events and happenings that the news of the day covers can be from various fields – news from the country, the world, politics, culture, economy, sports, health.
In recent weeks, the public in Serbia has been interested in the events in Afghanistan, so we could see various headlines that informed us about the situation in that country, and especially in the capital Kabul, after the withdrawal of American troops.
During the month of July this year, the news of the day largely covered the events in Germany, which was affected by the catastrophic floods in which a large number of people died. This event was current and read in the media for more than a week.
The Olympics as the best example of news of the day
As for sports events, this summer the public was especially interested in XXXII The Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo. Readers closely followed the successes, but also the failures of their favorite athletes, rejoiced with them, and even cried, so that this most popular sports event occupied the news of the day for more than two weeks. Readers in Serbia most emotionally followed the defeat in the fight for a medal, and then the withdrawal from the Games of our best tennis player Novak Djokovic, who is also a favorite of both domestic and world audiences. A big surprise was prepared by the shooter Damir Mikec, who won the first medal for our country, but also whose unusual and interesting life story intrigued the audience, so it was quite represented in the media. The readership also jumped when the water polo players made the nation happy again with their victory and winning a gold medal.
What is common to all this news of the day is that they are not designed in advance, but also follow the interest of the public, so in addition to their basic function (providing important information to readers), they also aim at a significant increase in readership.
Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.
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