What kind of news can I add to Newslines?

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
  • 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 shopping by themselves 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)

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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