How many people does the event affect and how seriously does it affect them?
An event will be more important to an audience the closer it is to that audience.
The news must be timely to be of use to readers. (Timely certainly is a relative term.)
Names make news, and big names make big news.
What, literally, is new?
In any field, conflict makes news.
Who is the audience? Or better put: who finds value in this content.
These factors have been traditionally been used to determine if an event is news. And that tradition goes back to the Steam Age. In this Digital Age, I think it’s time to take a fresh look at what is news.
And I will do just that in an upcoming post.