Answer the 5 Ws of news writing before you begin composing the story. The 5 Ws are the Who, What, When, Where, Why (and How) of the event you are reporting on. These should be recorded in your notes.
Determine the most important or exciting aspects of the event in question, using the 5 Ws as your guide. These elements should all be addressed at the top of the article as you begin writing it.
Spell out any acronyms and introduce the main organizations or individuals in the story. Include quotes that discuss the most important details, if available.
Mention other facts and quotes in order of decreasing importance in subsequent paragraphs.