News Item Text?

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Definition of  News Item Text

News item is a text which informs readers about events of the day. The events are considered newsworthy or important.  Another definition of news item is news presented by a journalist, in print or broadcast

Purpose of  News Item Text

News Item Text is used to inform readers about events of the day which are considered newsworthy or important. So, you can find out what’s happening around you easy, quickly, and up to date.

Generic Structure of News Item Text

  1. Main Events / Newsworthy event(s): it recounts the event in summary form.
  2. Elaboration / Background event(s): they elaborate what happened, to whom, in what circumstance
  3. Resource of Information (Source) : it contains comments by participants in, witnesses to and authorities expert on the event

The Characteristics / Language Feature of News Item

  1. Focusing on circumstances
  2. Using material process
  3. Using action verbs
  4. Using saying verbs
  5. Using adverb of time, adverb of place, adverb of manner
  6. Sometimes at the beginning of news, the scene is mentioned : Jakarta – …..
  7. Using Past tense in explaining news events. But if it is a fact that until now still happen or still in the form of fact, then can use simple present tense
  8. Short, telegraphic information about story captured in headline

Simple Example of the News Item Text

“National Exam Standards of Student Passing”

The national exam will be implemented for another 1.5 months. The national examination is the final graduation standard for students, both at elementary, junior and senior high school levels. Based on last year’s experience, many students are afraid of the national examination. This is because of the assumption that the test question is very difficult. Even this fear made the students cry before and after the national exam was held.

For Elementary or Primary School levels, the number of students classified as non-pass reaches the number of hundreds, approximately 650 children. This figure is lower than the previous year which reached 869 children who did not pass. According to the estimate of the rate of graduation is deteriorated due to differences in test materials with a matter of questions tested.

Basically, this problem is caused by students’ fears about the national exam later on. But this problem can be overcome by preparing mentally and learning materials students with mature and maximum. That way the number of graduate students can be minimized.


Is this enough information from me? If you are interested, you can try making news items based on the information I have written above. Unique things that happen around you can be packaged into attractive news. Include information as complete as possible, and good luck for you.

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By : Alfira Windi Afkarina






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