Ø News item
The purpose of news item is to inform readers, listener, or viewers about events of the day which are considered newsworthy or important.
(Tujuan item berita adalah untuk menginformasikan pembaca, pendengar, atau penonton tentang peristiwa yang dipertimbangkan penting atau patut dijadikan berita).
Ø Example of news item writing:
S’Pore to double arts, media by 2012
SINGAPORE: The singapore government wants to double the size of the country’s media, design and art industries to six percent of the economy by 2012, a minister said on Saturday.
The target came as officials said they want the country to move away from its stuffy, rule-bound and embrace more creativity as it seeks ways to sustain its economic growth.
“The creative industries are poised to play a significant role in transforming our economy and society,” Lee Boon Yang, Minister for information, communication and the Arts , told a graduation ceremony for arts students.
Singapore’s government has set aside more than S$200 milion (US$116 milion) over the next five years to invest in the arts sector, Lee said, without giving details. – AP
Meaning: (Taken from: Singapore Strait Times,2004)