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Unformatted text preview: News Basics WHAT is news? Dianne Smith, CJE Alief Hastings HS Houston, TX News must be factual, yet not all facts are news. News may be opinion, especially that of a prominent person or an authority on a particular subject. News is primarily about people, what they say and do. News is not necessarily a report of a recent event, as stated in most dictionaries. What is news for one school or community may not be news for another. What is news today may not be news tomorrow. What is news for one person may not be news for another person. Two factors necessary to news, interest and importance, are not always synonymous. Hard News and Soft News Journalists today often refer to hard news and soft news. Hard news: is important to large numbers of people is timely usually about events in government, politics, foreign affairs, education, labor, religion, courts, etc. Soft news: usually less important because it entertains, although it may also inform...
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