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Characteristics of News What is News?. Characteristics of News Timeliness Recent events are more newsworthy than events further in the past.

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1 Characteristics of News What is News?

2 Characteristics of News Timeliness Recent events are more newsworthy than events further in the past.

3 Impact Events that affect a large number of people are more newsworthy that events that affect a few people. Characteristics of News

4 Prominence Events that affect well-known people are more newsworthy than events that affect people who are less well-known.

5 Characteristics of News Proximity Events that happen nearby are more newsworthy than events that happen in distant locations.

6 Characteristics of News Singularity Unusualness Things that are unusual are newsworthy.

7 Characteristics of News Conflict Conflict Events which feature conflict are more newsworthy than events that do not.

8 Characteristics of News Do we have video? Do we have video? Events that otherwise would not be very newsworthy may be included in coverage if pictures/video are available


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