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Characteristics of NewsWhat makes a story newsworthy?
Define NEWS. Information not previously known that is delivered through the mass media and has some impact on the audience
Timeliness A characteristic of a news story about an event that is reported as soon as it happens
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
Proximity A characteristic of a news story that happens close to home
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
Impact Based on the effect or consequence the story will have on the audience
Human Interest About people, usually those involved in some emotional struggle
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Characteristics of News
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