News vs. Other Articles



Discussion
What makes a story newsworthy? Write in the following definitions.

     
     
    Proximity:
    Uniqueness:
    Impact:
    Prominence
    Suspense
    Conflict
    Emotions
    Progress
    Importance
    Timeliness

Activity
Using the newspaper, find examples of the types of newsworthiness listed above. Note the headline and the page the story appears. Be prepared to defend your categorizations.


Activity
Using the list of headlines in your packet, put the stories in order of importance for your first front page as editor of the newspaper. Be prepared to defend and explain your choices.



Culminating Exercise
Look through the paper to select one story that is most important to you personally, regardless of its position in the newspaper. Explain in writing the reasons for his or her choice.


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