News Values.
Closeness to home
• Stories about events and situations in
someone’s home community are more
newsworthy than events that t...
Negativity
Bad news is more exciting than good news.
Stories about death, tragedy, bankruptcy,
violence, damage, natural d...
Continuity
• A story which is already in the news gathers a
more attention as the story develops more,
this is usually bec...
Unexpectedness
• If the story is bizarre or out of the ordinary it is
more likely to attract more attention than any
other...
Personality
• Stories that are focused on a certain person
can be presented from a ‘human interest’
angle particularly if ...
Currency
• This means how relevant and recent the story
is. If its happening now its more likely to
gather attention rathe...
Simplicity
• Stories which are simple and easy to
understand are preffered over stories which
go much more in depth. For e...
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News values

  1. 1. News Values.
  2. 2. Closeness to home • Stories about events and situations in someone’s home community are more newsworthy than events that take place far away.
  3. 3. Negativity Bad news is more exciting than good news. Stories about death, tragedy, bankruptcy, violence, damage, natural disasters, politics or extreme weather conditions are always rated above positive stories.
  4. 4. Continuity • A story which is already in the news gathers a more attention as the story develops more, this is usually because correspondents and news teams are ready to report on any further developments as they are aware of the story.
  5. 5. Unexpectedness • If the story is bizarre or out of the ordinary it is more likely to attract more attention than any other everyday occurrence as it the shock will have a huge impact on the story.
  6. 6. Personality • Stories that are focused on a certain person can be presented from a ‘human interest’ angle particularly if the person is well known.
  7. 7. Currency • This means how relevant and recent the story is. If its happening now its more likely to gather attention rather than something that happened last week.
  8. 8. Simplicity • Stories which are simple and easy to understand are preffered over stories which go much more in depth. For example, cat stuck up a tree.
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