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Lecture 1 - News and Society
News is the major function of journalism.
News is information that helps us expand our
lives and order the society in which we live.
The separtaton of evnets into “news” and “not
news” categories is a function of what we call
news values. (
Impact. ( )
Events that changed people’s lives are classiﬁed
as news. Although the event itself might involve
only a few people, the consequences ( ) may
For example, if Legislative Council passes a bill to
raise taxes or if a researcher discovers a cure (
) for a form of cancer, both actions will affect
large numbers of people.