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What Makes a Story Newsworthy?

There are many different elements to a story that can make it newsworthy.  In PR being able to come up with a story that can grab a readers attention is very important.  To create a newsworthy story one would have to be familiar with different aspects of  journalistic news values, being able to find news and have it interest journalists and the audience, and being able to utilize any medium to reach that audience.  To create newsworthy stories the story has to be current.  No one wants to hear about old news.  Having a person with prominence is another way for the story to gain peoples attention.  When people recognize someone with power or a celebrity this will usually attract them to the story.    Having news with a local spin is also very important when creating a newsworthy story.  The closer to home a story is the more it will interest the reader.  Readers are always interested in things that are happening locally around them.  The significance of the story is also relevant.  Letting people know who or how many people can get affected by a situation will interest readers.  Unusual stories tend to attract readers attention too.  People seem to always be curious about unusual news.  Human interest is another important aspect.  Readers like to read about other people and things that are done or accomplished.  Keeping all these things in mind can make a story in to a strong newsworthy story.  Personally all those factors do attract me to a story.  The bigger the celebrity and the closer to home the story is the more I will want to know about the story.  The more recent and the more a story has to do with me or anything that interest me will make it very newsworthy in my eyes.

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One Response to “What Makes a Story Newsworthy?”

  1. THERE CAN BE MANY ELEMENTS THAT MAKE A STORY NEWSWORTHY THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW. MOST OF US JUST PICK UP A PAPER AND READ IT WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT WHY WE ARE READING IT. I KNOW THAT I DO. SINCE WE KNOW WHY STORIES ARE MORE RELEVANT COMPARED TO OTHERS WE CAN WRITE STORIES AROUND THIS IDEA. ALL JOURNALISTS USE THE FORMULA FOR WHAT IS NEWSWORTHY TO WRITE AND PICK STORIES THAT READERS WILL BE MORE ATTRACTED TO. GOOD POST IN GENERAL.


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