In class we have been discussing the question ‘What is news?’, and you have all posed very insightful answers and discussions to this question. As we move forward and you begin reporting on and writing your own news stories, it is important that you check each of your ideas with our 8 step checklist of ‘newsworthiness’.

Remember, a story can be interesting, but not news-worthy. A story can be impactful, but not news-worthy. It must meet all 8 of the requirements in order to be deemed ‘news-worthy’, and worth your time and effort to report on. Please review the video below for our notes over ‘What is News’?

Click here to watch the lecture.

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