News values

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News values

  1. 1. NEWS VALUESNEWS VALUES
  2. 2. THRESHOLDTHRESHOLD • Facts and events that have the greatest effect on the audience the most. • The bigger the news the better because it will have a greater impact.
  3. 3. NEGATIVITYNEGATIVITY • Bad news is good news. • Constructive events less likely to feature than catastrophes or violence. • Ordinary is taken for granted, extraordinary is better.
  4. 4. TIMELESSNESSTIMELESSNESS • Events that happened recently or people who are current generally are more newsworthy.
  5. 5. PROXIMITYPROXIMITY • ‘Closeness’ of an item to an audience. • News consists of items relevant to region (local or national). • Allows audience to become close emotionally.
  6. 6. PROMINENCEPROMINENCE • People in the public eye tend to be more newsworthy than those not in the public eye.
  7. 7. CONFLICTCONFLICT • Events and people that feature conflict tend to be more newsworthy.
  8. 8. CONTINUINITYCONTINUINITY • Sometimes a story is newsworthy because its about an issue in the public consciousness at the particular time. • The public wants to know what happens next.
  9. 9. ODDITYODDITY • News about weird or unusual people, places, things or events.
  10. 10. HUMAN INTERESTHUMAN INTEREST • Stories that play to human emotions can be very newsworthy. • They are usually about ordinary people.

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