According to Encyclopedia Britannica, hard news is the coverage of issues such as politics, economics, international relations, welfare and scientific developments. Hard news can be delivered that is of local, regional, national or international significance.
Hard news is often fast paced and heavily promoted by news and media outlets. Hard news stories are usually front-page articles on newspapers or the first story in a news broadcast. Journalists use the inverted pyramid method to write hard news stories, which provides the most important details at the beginning of the story and adds less-pertinent facts towards the middle and end of the story.