Why is THAT news?

Reporters must make decisions about the importance of the news story and what to cover.

Reporters must make decisions about the importance of the news story and what to cover.

Monday, Sept. 15

We are talking “news elements.” What are the reasons that reporters chase a story, put it on the top of the web site, announce it on the TV broadcast, or place it a front page? It’s important for journalists to understand the News Elements and why a story may be selected for news.

Last week, you began this assignment:

Find one story for each News Element (you will have 8 total). For each story answer 1) Where did you locate/find the story, 2) what’s the story about (the Ws), 3) what’s the element/why is it in the news?

The News Elements:

1  Timely

2  Impact

3  Conflict

4  Proximity

5  Prominence

6  Oddity

7  Drama

8  Space & Time

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