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