What is the definition of general news?

Dear Student, 

A news item is categorized into the following 3 types :
1. Hard News 
 2. General News
3. Soft News. 

A General news item has the following characteristics :
(i) It is necessary to report such news items but not immediately.
 (ii)  Such news may or may not be of any importance at the national or international level. However, the local population benefits from such news items.
 (iii) It consists of news that is useful for the general public.

Therefore, general news refers to the news items that are useful for the local population.

Regards,
 

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