Kaylekd's blog for PR Writing

What makes a story newsworthy?

Posted on: April 21, 2010

A story is newsworthy for many different reasons. People think different thinks are newsworthy. One person can love a story and be completely interested in it and not put it down until they have read the entire story. While others could pick up the same exact story maybe give it a glance and be done with it.

It is important when writing a story to know who you are writing for. This way you will have readers who will think your story is newsworthy. Most of the time to be newsworthy it should be prominent meaning happening here and now. People will be more interested in reading a story if it is recent rather than a story about something happening two years ago.

It also should have some sort of excitement. People will be more likely to read about a murder story than the 10th anniversary of a plant at the local botanical gardens.

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1 Response to "What makes a story newsworthy?"

I really like this post. You stated some good ways that makes a story “newsworthy.” Too add to your post, I found this video on Youtube about a guy talking about how things have changed when reporting news and what actually makes something “newsworthy” in today’s society. He says a pretty cool quote– “if it bleeds it leads, if it thinks it stinks—drama gets viewers interested.” I feel this is so true. I feel like more people would no more about Tiger Woods and his mistresses than issues with a new health care bill. Check out the video–it’s pretty cool.

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