Chapter 5 News Selection “The news is what we say it is.” – Agree or disagree? News must be processed and distilled News judgment [“Blind Men and the Elephant”]
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Stories to avoid?
Minor crimes, fender-benders, suicides, minor court decisions, small fires. Exceptions?
Spot News (?)
Event that breaks out without warning.
“News doesn’t change, only the names”
Use judgment. May be momentous, unusual in some way.