What makes a news story worth covering for a journalist?

A lot of content is released on the web each day. If your content is newsworthy, it will stand a better chance to gain attention.

In fact, among the characteristics which journalism interns in India are taught, some of the aspects that make a story newsworthy are:

  • High magnitude of impact of the news piece
  • Recency of the story
  • The surprise or shock element in the story
  • The story’s relationship to the latest trends
  • Humour
  • Conflicts among opposing forces
  • Emotional touch


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