MSNBC / Paris Hilton – well, I may use it as an example of news values.

A month ago, we had a BBC News 24 producer questioning the worth of a story about cute pandas in his blog. Now we have a newscaster on MSNBC questioning news values on -air. So it’s not the most informative or, indeed, eloquent discussion, but I do rather enjoy the ironic quote from the male newscaster: "Lord, why is she such a journalist."

See an interview with Mika in The Observer – random quote: "I think that the reaction in the media has been the most heartening.
People in the business are saying enough is enough."

Students looking for a very readable introduction to news values should consult the Elements of Journalismby Kovach & Rosenstiel.

Here is the much linked to video for your enjoyment.


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