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Flashcards in Newspapers - News Values Deck (12):
1

Negativity

Bad news involving death, tragedy,damage etc
Always rated above positive stories such as the royal wedding

2

Closeness to home / proximity

Audiences relate more to stories that are close to them geographically or that involve people from their country

3

Recency

Revealing stories as they happen

4

Currency

Stories that have been in the public eye for some time - Madeline McCann

5

Continuity

Events that are likely to have an ongoing impact (war)
High value when released

6

Uniqueness

Any story that covers unusual events
‘Man bites dog’ rather than vice versa

7

Simplicity

Easy to explain
An obvious but true story

8

Personality

Centres around a person
Human interest idea

9

Expectedness (predictability)

An event that was expected to happen
Can confirm preconceived ideas
Important news value

10

Elite nations or people

Covers important, powerful nation (UK, USA rather than a poor country)

11

Exclusivity

First to release a story
Rates newspaper highly

12

Size

The bigger the impact of the story, the higher it’s value