Understanding News Values
In the 1960s, Galtung and Ruge developed a framework for understanding news values, a framework that has since undergone significant modifications. These scholars have taken into account changes in media, such as digital and rolling news. They have also included the impact of audience-generated content on news selection. For instance, in the present, audiences are increasingly influencing news selection by sharing stories and recommendations.
Today, there are many different kinds of news, and different groups of people have different concerns. Some people are interested in hard news, which is typically on the front page of newspapers and is controversial. This type of news places the most important information at the forefront. For example, a newspaper might focus on a natural disaster.
In order to make it to the news, a story must be significant, new, or unusual. It also must be relevant to people. Many people are concerned about their health, so stories about new diseases or new types of beer may make headlines. Similarly, a coup d’etat in one country can be newsworthy if it threatens the stability of another nation.
In addition, news must be relevant, timely, and interesting. It must have a direct impact on readers and should be of significant significance. Otherwise, it is not news.