What Are Issues?

Issues are the underlying topics or questions that are at the center of a discussion or argument. For example, someone might describe their lack of income as “the issue,” but it’s more likely that they’re not earning enough money because of their job, school or family responsibilities.

An issue is also a topic for an essay or other piece of writing. If you’re writing an article about a specific issue, do thorough research to ensure your information is accurate and unbiased. This includes sourcing all of your information and providing proper attribution.

A particular edition of something published or distributed, especially a periodical: The magazine has just released the latest issue.

Something that arises or comes into notice: The problem was that the company lost its corporate identity in the transition to a new owner.

An occurrence, fact or situation that needs to be addressed: The issue of race is an important one that should not be ignored.