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Unformatted text preview: no longer be a single entity,” says Rich. Even with the changing media, basic news and reporting skills are essential to write for any medium, as well as knowing qualities of a good news story. Good qualities for news reporting are: • Timeliness and proximity • Impact and helpfulness • Celebrities and entertainment • Human interest and conflict • Unusual nature Along with qualities of a good news story, a writer must be able to produce both hard and soft news stories as well as the presentation of proper visual aids. “Most people only scan the newspaper, looking at headlines and graphics, and that they read very few stories all the way through,” says Rich, stressing the importance of good visuals. A news story is not complete without adding all essential elements together, each as important as the next in terms of efficacy....
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- Spring '08
- Mass Media, news story, Rich, Free daily newspaper