What and How is News Item Text?

News item text is actually retelling past experiences too, like recount text. However news item is more functional as it deals much with daily activities. What happens, who experienced the event, where it happened, and when it happened are the core sources to write a news item.


Definition of News Item
News item is a text which informs readers about events of the day. The events should be considered newsworthy or important.

Generic Structure of News Item
1. Main event
2. Elaboration (background, participant, time, place)
3. Resource of information

Language Feature of News Item
1. Focusing on circumstances
2. Using material process

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