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Chapter 3: Gathering News with a Cultural Spin
Gathering News with a Cultural Spin
The first task of the reporter is to develop news judgment—what is news and what is not. News is a recent event that is of interest to the public. Much writing training focuses on the writer's viewpoint, whereas with news, the focus is on others' viewpoints and interests. Additionally, news stories are backed by facts, not opinions. News writing is writing with a clear purpose, and this is decided by news values.
How to Develop Diversity News Judgment
Diversity reporting is an extra value worth considering for every news story reported. This means making an effort to include the total community. Many newspapers are evolving into what is called “niche” coverage where news is targeted at ...