News Determinants  (Introduction To Journalism)Submitted to Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh(Emeritus Professor at UMT). Ex- Deputy  ...
News DeterminantsElements which play important role in making a news worthy.
Timeliness   News          is perishable. It loses value as it      ages.Readers want to know now. Whathappened yesterday...
ProminenceImportant             people are newsworthy; others   aren’t.Politicians, actors, singers--anyone in the public...
ProximityNews   closer to home has more news  value than that from far away.A fire in Mexico is lessnewsworthy than a fir...
Human Interest1) Oddity:Readers are intrigue by the unusual orout-of-the-ordinary.It is unusual for people toknow that a ...
2) Conflict:Readers want to know who will win inelections, wars, sports, etc.
3) EmotionReaders become emotionally involved instories about children, animals, etc. Otherstories can evoke humor, sympa...
NegativityBad    news is more newsworthy than good    news.Shahid Afridi hits hisfan.
ConsequenceNews  which directly affects readers has  more news value.The greater the impact ofthe information upon therea...
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  • News determinants presentation umt 2012 ppt

    1. 1. News Determinants (Introduction To Journalism)Submitted to Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh(Emeritus Professor at UMT). Ex- Deputy Controller Radio Pakistan)
    2. 2. News DeterminantsElements which play important role in making a news worthy.
    3. 3. Timeliness News is perishable. It loses value as it ages.Readers want to know now. Whathappened yesterday, last night, or thismorning is more newsworthy thanwhat happened last week.
    4. 4. ProminenceImportant people are newsworthy; others aren’t.Politicians, actors, singers--anyone in the public arena orpublic eye--are newsworthy.
    5. 5. ProximityNews closer to home has more news value than that from far away.A fire in Mexico is lessnewsworthy than a fire in yourhometown. However, if somethinghappens far away but involveslocal people, then the news valueincreases because of proximity
    6. 6. Human Interest1) Oddity:Readers are intrigue by the unusual orout-of-the-ordinary.It is unusual for people toknow that a man shothimself in the head.
    7. 7. 2) Conflict:Readers want to know who will win inelections, wars, sports, etc.
    8. 8. 3) EmotionReaders become emotionally involved instories about children, animals, etc. Otherstories can evoke humor, sympathy, anger,etc.
    9. 9. NegativityBad news is more newsworthy than good news.Shahid Afridi hits hisfan.
    10. 10. ConsequenceNews which directly affects readers has more news value.The greater the impact ofthe information upon thereaders, or the morereaders affected by theinformation, the greaterthe news value of thatinformation.

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