Why is it NEWS?
Why is a news story chosen? Select news stories from any news bulletin, online news site or newspaper. Read the list of newsworthy criteria below and tick the reasons why you think a news story was chosen.
- Importance - important to the viewer’s well being
- Timeliness - events happen and the news is of immediate interest
- Proximity - events occur in the local area
- Prominence - well known people are involved
- Uniqueness - events are very unusual
- Suspense - the outcome of an event is not yet known
- Conflict - people or groups opposing one another
- Emotions - love, hate, fear, horror, pity
- Progress - advances in science, technology, medicine
Select news stories and tick the criteria box it fits into. The best news stories have many of these!