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Elements of News Top ten elements that make a story newsworthy.
Timeliness How recent a story is. Not all of the story needs to be timely.
Proximity How near to you a story is. People are generally more interested in stories that are geographically close to them.
Consequence How many people are impacted by the story. Examples: new laws, taxes, etc.
Prominence The more famous a person is, the more likely they are to make the news. If you and the president both went to lunch, only the president would make the news.
Drama The more movie-like a story is, the more newsworthy it is. Whenever life and death hang in the balance, it is news
Oddity Whenever strange things happen, it will make the news. It can also occur with events that only happen once every great while.
Conflict Whenever there are two opposing side to an issue. This can also be taken literally… a fight or argument.
Emotions People love reading stories that play on emotion. Awwwwww factor
Sex Should always be reported in a mature manner. Deals with marriage, divorce, dating, etc.
Progress Any new discovery or helpful invention can make the news. This can also be a timely update on a long-standing project.
Dont forget! The more of these elements you combine, the more newsworthy a story is. Rarely will a story just have one element if it is on the front page.
News Elements. Timeliness If something is happening NOW, it is more newsworthy than if it happened yesterday or last week or two weeks ago. Oftentimes.
3:3 The News Elements. The News Elements Proximity –Events that happen NEARBY, in a LOCAL area are of more interest to those who live in that area –Events.
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What is news? Some thoughts. What is news? Origins in Latin term nova = new things. Most journalists find this question difficult to answer except in.
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Elements of news judgment What editors take into account.
News Judgment News Gathering. Definition News Judgment Also known as news value, this is the process that journalists use to determine what is newsworthy.
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News Values and Leads. News Values Impact: information has impact if it affects a lot of people – A proposed income tax increase – The accidental killing.
Project This project will be completed in class. You will be given a topic on each page with an explanation. You are not limited to keeping all that you.
Dolch Words the of and to a in that is was.
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