Application of news values..
PURPOSE: For your essay answer, you will demonstrate your familiarity with — and application of — news values. SCENARIO: An Orlando, Florida man made the news in September when he climbed a 400-foot tower, filmed and broadcast live by WMCA Action News 5. Watch the video; you can fast forward to about 11 or 12 minutes in when you’ll hear the station’s report dead air/vibration leading into their news report. (The verbal report begins at about 12:20.) https://www.facebook.com/WMCActionNews5/videos/394143527941095/?notif_id=1568823471798488¬if_t=live_video QUESTION: Imagine you are an editor at a nearby Orlando news organization and you must decide whether to run a story or not on the tower climber incident. Use the Seven Essential News Values to make your decision. YOUR ANSWER: Begin by explaining the concept of news values and their purpose. Then take each of the seven values and discuss what is meant by the value and how that value applies (or not) to the tower climber incident. Also, be sure to state clearly if you as an editor think ultimately the incident is or is not news, and explain why or why not, in summary. If you want to see what two other news organizations did, here is the first of more coverage: https://www.clickorlando.com/news/man-climbs-tv-tower-at-wkmg-in-orlando?fbclid=IwAR3u7nxaOHnmX08GZxKK_JPouLJN-Ga-n0FmXMjP-5Z-i14ClXrnYBrVVso Channel 6 reported BUT not live, with this: https://www.clickorlando.com/news/why-news-6-is-not-showing-live-images-of-the-man-on-tv-tower If you mention any material from the coverage by the three news outlets, be sure to attribute clearly in your answer. Make your decision about whether the story is newsworthy — or not — based on the news values. (Be careful not to bring in issues you might not have learned about specifically yet, like right to privacy.)