Chapter Four: Finding & Making NEWS

Basic news values:

  • Timeless
  • Prominence
  • Proximity
  • Significance
  • Unusualness
  • Human interest
  • Conflict
  • Newness

Timeless: news can be made timely in 4 different ways.

Prominence: not restricted to people

Proximity: emphasize the local angle in the first paragraph

Significance: ‘so what’

Unusualness: attracts the publics eye

Human interest: be aware of ongoing public topics and issues

Newness: NEW news


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