Anything that gives information for some short period of time to the public is called a news item. News items are of many types. It may be any kind of news that is published by any news agency that is trusted enough to be trusted by people. Some news items may be historical, such as major incidents of world history, news related to any big events in any country or political happening around the world or just the local news in any part of the world. Some news items may be even local news, which is just a local story about anything happening in that area.
News items are so important that all newspapers and magazines try their level best to keep you updated with the latest news and turn it into a very well known event through some interesting tactics. Usually, a news story is not only a written piece but it’s also a visual presentation of some sort where pictures are added to it to make it more readable. Even sometimes, a newspaper or magazine may put up some animations or 3D graphics while reporting a news story which makes the entire article more attractive to read. Sometimes, some news items are even put up on YouTube so that the entire news story can be watched by anyone anywhere in the world. News has always been a part of any human interest story.
Nowadays, there are a lot of new features that have been added in the mass media such as online capability, blogging, etc. But, the core and the soul of any news story still lies in the ability to bring out some real information through the medium of reporting that is given to you by the main organ of mass media i.e. newspapers and magazines. In this respect, what the mass media fails to satisfy your requirement is that they tend to report the news in a very superficial manner without giving much importance to the other side of the story which is the human interest side.