News is news about current affairs. This can be given through various mediums: print, broadcasting, postal services, wire services, internet, or by the firsthand testimony of witnesses and observers to current affairs. It can also be given by those who are in the business of giving news such as correspondents, reporters, columnists, and news anchors. In the present times, almost all the news that is run through television or radio has been brought to the internet, and is circulated to almost all the people through the various news portals that have come up.
The major news items are the breaking news. These include anything that has happened after hours on television, and is reported as being breaking with shocking news reports. This kind of news tends to excite the people and usually leads to an outburst of people in the streets in support of the one who is the victim of the crime or incident covered in the news.
Most news items are related to politics, and most of the political leaders also get involved in the delivery of news to the people. This becomes a part of their campaign for winning power in upcoming elections. A major part of the news is also about business affairs, and covers all the happenings that are happening within a particular business establishment, industry, or location that gets covered by the newspapers, television, radio, internet, or the news channels. Also news items will include any major sporting events, and also any major happenings in the social and cultural arenas, which are brought to the people through newspapers, television, and radio.