News Analysis Article Template

Write a News Analysis to Bring New Life to Your Articles

Position yourself as a unique, leading source by sharing your analysis of a currently relevant news event. Not only will you make your topic more interesting instantly, writing news analysis articles will provide you with a continuous pool of article ideas.

The greatest hurdle you must overcome when writing about a news event is the topic may be relevant now, but it may lose relevancy over time.

Your goal with a news analysis article is to write it in a way that makes the topic relevant now and in the future. One way to do that is to focus some of your attention on the future. Another way is to cover a past event in a comprehensive way.

Let’s Get Started:

  1. Choose a News Event – When you hear of a news event related to your niche, take note of it. Consider reviewing trade magazines related to your niche regularly so you are always up to date.
  2. Lay Out the Story – Set the scene of the news event. Make this part of the article rather brief because the bulk of the article should be your exclusive analysis.
  3. Give Your Analysis – Give your analysis of the event and explain how it impacts your niche. Does it change the conventional wisdom on the topic? Or does it reaffirm it?
  4. Give a Prediction – Provide a projection examining what you think the future holds for the people involved.
  5. Summarize the Analysis – Recap the event and what it means for your niche.

Now, let’s set you up with some keys to success when writing your news analysis:

  • Relevance – Make sure the news topic is relevant to your niche.
  • Evergreen – Maintain value with evergreen content that will be applicable to future readers.
  • Unbiased – Don’t let your bias bleed through your content and lower your credibility! Leave out negativity, tacky post-mortem commentary, grandstanding, mud-slinging, etc.
  • Truth – Be factual. Current events are under the audience’s microscope; provide the truth and stay away from hearsay.
  • Informative – Consider of the 5 W’s and H (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How) to stay balanced in your story, analysis, and prediction.
  • Exclusive – Become your reader’s exclusive source by providing 100% unique content.
  • Value – Ensure the value of your content is on your analysis and expertise, not the hook.

Use these keys to make your news analysis unique, informative and relevant. Try incorporating a news analysis regularly into your article lineup to keep you tuned into the trends of your niche and provide fresh insight to your readers.

For your next article, be the source audiences are searching for with the News Analysis article template and give your articles, your credibility, and your website or blog a boost! Then, come back here and let us know how it worked for you!

13 Comments »


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Raghunathan writes:

It is amazing tips for the article writing and good scope you are most welcome to this world of writing.

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 8:51 AM

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Lance Winslow writes:

This is a great article template, and it is possible to make your news analysis articles relevant to an event and in a way to make it perennial in nature, as it outlines historical information of the time, which might easily become forgotten in the future, but your article will remain, plus, and this has happened to me, if your predictions or summaries turn out to be spot on, you will even get calls from news organizations on the topic of from industry associations and trade journals asking you your opinions and insights on follow-up stories as the future unfolds – and it always does.

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

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Barbara Grace writes:

Very practical tip, thank you.
Just to let you (or someone at EzineArticles) know – your payment links to the pack of cards (article writing formats) similar to the one displayed above don’t work. Tried to purchase them, but had problems. If you have a chance could you (or someone at EzineArticles) check it as it seems like such a great resource.
Again, thanks for the practical tip!

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM

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Hi Barbara-

I am going to send you a message offline so we can figure this out. Orders are going through, but every once in a while we come across isolated issues like this. :)

-Rob

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

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Richard Roper writes:

I know I’m probably out of date on this, but I like to print some articles like this one, for future reference: is there any way to print these articles other than a page print?

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM

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Richard –

If you scroll down below the article, you’ll find a box labeled “Article Tools” with a button labeled “Print this article”. Simply click on that button to print a nicely-formatted version of the article.

– Marc

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Vicki Tate writes:

Hello

Is the box labeled Article Tools still active?
Having trouble finding it.

Thanks,
Vicki

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Vicki –

Yes, the Article Tools box is still active. Just scroll down past the bottom of an article and you should see it there.

– Marc

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Richard Roper writes:

Beats the heck out of me were that box is

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Sober Blogger writes:

These little templates are a great resource for keeping going with article writing. Often I get stuck at some point and need something to inspire me to keep writing and making a check with the templates – even if it is for an unrelated article – makes all the difference.

Comment provided October 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM

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Peter Zeller writes:

Very interesting article.
I recently wrote a timely article,” Houston Wins Big With small Business”, About how the City is resolving an emergency water issue using small businesses and City resources.
This article is a well researched timely news piece and I would appreciate any advice on how to get more people to see and read this article.
Thank You,
Peter K Zelller

Comment provided October 25, 2011 at 3:52 PM

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Sam Kessler writes:

Thanks for sharing this writing format. It’s very helpful. One question I have is your stance on using sources in news analysis articles. Are secondary sources ok to use in this type of article or are primary sources more preferable? Once again thanks for sharing this article.

Comment provided September 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

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Hi Sam,

You are welcome to use either primary or secondary sources for your news analysis article. One thing to keep in mind is the amount of sourced material you are using in your articles. As we are only able to accept 100% original and unique works, we recommend limiting the content used from other sources to around five lines. You can read more about this here: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2012/08/how-to-properly-cite-your-sources.html

~Vanessa

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