As a writer, it's very important that you know how to engage your readers and keep them interested. You would want these people to read your news articles until the end, right? Here's what you can do to make that happen:
1. First, make sure that you write about a story that will capture the attention of your target audience. Write something that is recent and newsworthy. If you're writing for broadsheet, explore new stories in the global arena, new issues about politics, sports, government, sports, and other more serious issues. If you're writing for tabloids, articles about heinous crimes, latest happenings on your local community, and latest stories about entertainment will serve your readers very well.
2. Use eye-catching headlines. You'll be able to grab the attention of your readers if you use killer headlines. In here, you're expected to communicate the gist of your content using as few words as possible. It's important that you make it powerful and that you know how to target the emotional hot buttons of your readers. This is the only way to make sure that your articles will be read.
3. Use the inverted pyramid technique. Don't save the best for last as your readers will surely not have the patience to wait for more than a couple of seconds just to get the information that they are looking for. Make your first paragraph meaty by spilling all the most important details on this part. Tell your readers what and where it happened, how it happened, and the people involved. You can then just present supporting details on your succeeding paragraphs.