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Top ten elements that make a story newsworthy.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.
Don’t 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.
Q: What in the world will we be writing about? A: NEWS So … What is News? Ever notice that no matter what happens in one day, it exactly fits in the newspaper?Ever.
What is Newsworthy? By Ken Blake, Ph.D. Middle Tennessee State University.
Elements of news judgment What editors take into account.
News Basics WHAT is news?. What is news? News is difficult to define because it has many variables.
What is news? Why is it news? Why is it published?
Characteristics of News
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.
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.
Understanding News. News is difficult to define because it involves many variables.
Information has impact if it affects a lot of people. How does the event impact the audience? Example: A bomb explosion that killed three people in Gaza.
Journalism 101 WHAT is news? Read All About It!. What is news? News is difficult to define because it has many variables.
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.
News Basics WHAT is news? Dianne Smith, CJE Alief Hastings HS Houston, TX.
What Makes Something Newsworthy? Mrs. Riley Writers Workshop.
What is News? That which papers print?
News Determinants How does a newspaper decide which stories to run? How does a reporter decide what to include in a story? News determinants are used by.
What is News? Judgment, Method, and More. Judgment Reporter’s job: Evaluate events and select from a variety of occurrences those that will interest readers;
What is news? What is journalism? Week 1: Day 2. SWBAT understand the characteristics of a news story and learn copy editing symbols DO NOW: On your.
Elements of News b Reporting and Writing b Journalism and Media Studies Centre b The University of Hong Kong b Kevin Voigt.
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