In academic circles of China, the most authoritative definition of new has been proposed by Lu Dingyi in 1943. He said that news is the record of the facts happened recently. Fan Changjiang also had a definition as news is the important facts that most people want to know know and should know. Professional Wang Zhong has adopted the idea of mass communication, defining that news is the spread of recently changed facts. What’s more professional Gan Xifen regards news as a special method to report the most important facts in order to influence public opinions.
In narrow sense, news just means information. It refers to simple and rapid report of some social values happened at home and abroad recently, such as dynamic news, comment news, social news, cultural and educational news, international news etc. The broad news mean all kinds of articles recording important matters and social phenomenon recently happened, including news, communications, reportage with news and culture characters.News mean a kind of literary form which is usually being used by newspapers, station, television station, Internet in order to record society, transform information and reflect times. Information and communication are two kinds that are used most often. Information, also news in narrow; in general it means news, communication, reportage, feature article, comment etc. Information means that you will use a narrative mode, with simple and brief words to report the facts that recently happened, highly valued and people concerned most rapidly and in time. Communication means that you will use several methods of narration, description, lyrics, discussion etc, which is a kind of news structure about events or typical figures concretely and vividly. It is a kind of narration and has been widely used in newspapers, broadcast station and news service.