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Characteristics of News What makes a story newsworthy?

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1 Characteristics of News What makes a story newsworthy?

2 Define NEWS. Information not previously known that is delivered through the mass media and has some impact on the audience

3 Timeliness A characteristic of a news story about an event that is reported as soon as it happens

4 Prominence A characteristic of a news story about someone whose name or job (such as the President of the United States) is well known and easily recognized by the public

5 Proximity A characteristic of a news story that happens close to home

6 Conflict Involves two sides engaged in a battle from which one will emerge the winner, such as a story about war, an athletic competition or election

7 Impact Based on the effect or consequence the story will have on the audience

8 Human Interest About people, usually those involved in some emotional struggle


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