Write something that is recent and newsworthy. Don’t waste your publishers‘ time by writing something that happened last week or last month (unless you’re writing feature articles). Keep in mind that your audience are spending their money on newspapers simply because they want to know what’s happening right now. So, talk about something that is recent and those that are worth your readers’ while.
2. Offer complete information. Don’t get too excited to write your articles. Before you tap on your keyboard, make sure that you gather all the information that you need to put together a great story. Get all the angles of the topic that you’re writing about and talk to all the people who are directly involved. It’s important that you do not leave any stone unturned. This is the only way to make sure that you’ll effectively educate or inform your readers.
3. Stick with facts. I know, resorting to blatant lies or exaggerating the information you have could be a great way to make serious noise but this is not the best way to go if you’re trying to build a good reputation. Remember, a good reputation can take you really far in their field. So, make sure that you stick with the truth all the time. Above anything, your goal is to inform your readers and not to amuse them.