The best way to learn how to write like a journalist is to read newspaper and copy the style. Technically, reporters look for items of:

a) CONSEQUENCES (asking HOW important is it)

b) PROXIMITY (did it happen nearby)

c) HUMAN INTEREST (is it charming, funny or odd)

d) NOVELTY (is it new and interesting to our readers)

e) PROMINANCE (did it involve someone high up in an organisation or well known to our  readers?)

f) CONFLICT (are people arguing about this)