Posted by: beccathomas | March 4, 2010

What’s Worthy of News? (Topic of the Week 6)

The topic of the week is: What makes a story Newsworthy?  I would say that’s a great question, and one that we should all ponder on.  If you are in the Public Relations field, or any field that involves communication, I think this is a question you often to address often.  Before you ever write a story, you should ask yourself this very question.

In my opinion, a story is newsworthy if it has a message that will engage your intended audience.  I think before you can write or cover a story you have to pin point a target reader/audience.  Once you have decided upon a target audience, then you ask yourself if the story will engage your readers.  If it will, then quick pick up a pen, and get to writing!  If it is not going to engage your reader, take some more time to brainstorm your topic or story angle.

It is important that your story be newsworthy.  If your story is not newsworthy, many people will not even consider publishing your work.  So before you go to turn in a piece, make sure you review your story and decide if it is newsworthy.  Good luck to all of you, and happy writing!


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