News Values

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News Values

  1. 1.  The pair analysed international news stories to discover what factors all these news stories had in common and what factors placed them at the top of the news agenda worldwide. They came up with the following list of news values: - Immediacy: Has it happened recently? Familiarity: Does it mean something to us where we live? Amplitude: Is it a big event? Frequency: Is it something that has happened fairly quickly? Unambiguity: Is it clear? Predictability: Do we expect it to happen? Surprise: is it a rare or unexpected event? Continuity: Is it a running story? Elite Nations: Does it concern well-known people? Personalisation: Is it personal? Negativity: Is it bad news? Exclusivity: Are we the only newspaper to have this story? Visual Impact: Is there really a strong Image? Balance: Is it being used to counterbalance other stories?
  2. 2. Significant news Does not have a lot value in terms of of news value takes space consumed a little space Elite People: Unambiguity: Power person shows limitedtreated as being meaning of cows important Composition so not all stories are badPersonalisation: Meaningful: Actions of the WARNING/ individual THREAT to our cultureNegativity: bad news of Unexpected:policeman main police harassing story because woman it’s shocking Holds a lot of newspaper looking at the space consumed
  3. 3. Elite people: ROYALTYImmediacy Amplitude: it’s: happened a big event thousands have recently turned up Familiarity:Visual: Strong Happening image of where we livetogetherness (UK) Visual: Strong Other news: lessimage (contrast) significant child & adult smaller website breaks barrier space Continuity: same story Personalisatiodifferent area n: those who within the take interest website in sports

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