Peace Love & Sillyness


Posted on: 10/18/2010

For my PR Writing course, we were asked to blog about what makes a story newsworthy. I found a list on that gives different criteria for newsworthiness and explains what each is. Here are a few I found to be most important:

  • Timing: news = NEW (obviously)….so if something occurred today, then yes, it is news; however, if it happened two weeks ago, then it’s old and not a newsworthy story
  • Significance
  • Human Interest: these stories are different than traditional news stories in that they don’t date as quickly, they don’t necessarily affect a large group of people, and it doesn’t matter where in the world it has occurred.

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