News Values Notes

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  • Created by: Jason J
  • Created on: 30-11-11 16:32

News Values is the term used by journalist and editors to decided whether or not a story is worthwhile and newsworthy.

These values are:

  • Drama - disasters such as earthquakes, wars would be main headlines, the Glasgow University Media Group (GUMG) claim that 'good news is bad news'
  • Human interest - stories which are popular within society, such as survival against the odds, relationships between people
  • Personalties - Those who are regarded as important e.g. Celebrities. Stories exposing them happen on a daily basis and are likely to sell many copies. E.g. Ryan Giggs and his affair
  • Sensationalism - Extraordinary stories capture the eye of the public, also the most outrageous
  • Proximity




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