Before we study the generic structure of a news item text, let's find out about the function of this text. The function is to inform readers, listeners, or viewers about events of day which are considered news-worthy or important.
Next is the generic structure of a news item text. The first part of a news item text is NEWS-WORTHY EVENT(S). The function is to recount the event in a summary form. In this part, you can get the information about a thing or a person, a place or time of the subject briefly. It could tell an interesting resume of the story. For example :
Moscow-A Russian journalist has uncovered evidence of another Soviet nuclear catastrophe, which killed 10 sailors and contaminated an entire town.