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News Values How do you know what’s news? When you hear a set of facts, how do you know what goes into the lead? Sometimes it’s obvious and you can sort that out without much thought. But in case you run into trouble defining the news value of a story, let’s talk about some things to consider: The news values are: Impact —how many people does the event affect? News is important, significant—the event will affect people. The larger the number of people affected (magnitude) the bigger the news. Ex. About 5000 people were evacuated from their homes. Timeliness —how recently did the event occur? News is new, timely, recent—Events that have occurred during the most recent news cycle; Information that has been revealed or announced during the most recent news cycle; (Remember, in print events are most often reported the day after they occur. In broadcast, events are most often reported the same day they occur. CNN Headline news often reports event the same hour they occur.) Prominence
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course JOUR 202 taught by Professor Wiggins during the Spring '07 term at South Carolina.

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