People’s opinions may appear as part of that reporting (“According to Mr. Smith…”), but the writer does not explicitly present his/her own views.
News Article: An article written to inform readers about recent events. The author reports essential information (who/what/where/when/why/how).
News Analysis: An article written to inform readers about recent events. The author reports and attempts to deepen understanding of recent events—for example, by providing background information and other kinds of additional context.
Feature Article: Compared with news articles, feature articles are often more creative or exploratory and less focused on efficient delivery of essential information.
For example, while a news article may detail the most recent revelations about a politician’s extramarital affair, a feature article may offer in-depth reporting on a single aspect of the revelations, or the revelations may function as a “news peg” for the feature article’s more general exploration of infidelity.
Other types of news content that are generally categorized as “feature” writing include how-to-do-it articles (for example, how to shop for a new phone) and profiles (for example, an article about a movie actor starring in a recently-released film).
Investigative Article: Reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, and may spend months or years researching and preparing a report.
Opinion: The writer shares his or her own views and explicitly seeks to persuade readers to adopt those views as their own.
Editorial: An unsigned opinion piece that represents the views of the news organization’s editorial staff.
Opinion piece: An opinion article by a staff columnist or guest columnist. (If a guest columnist, the writer’s credentials will almost always be identified.)
Review: An evaluation of a book, movie, album, live performance, etc.
Finding News Databases
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Articles & Research Databases
Choose News or other formats to find databases in that area
From the Exponent's web site: "The ASMSU Exponent, Montana State University's student newspaper, is published weekly on Thursdays throughout the academic year, with copies available for free at various locations on campus and across Bozeman. Providing news and commentary coverage of events, athletics, campus issues and more, the Exponent serves as a focal point of MSU's student culture."