20 May What is news
I helped to write a textbook on journalism a while back. “Journalism Today.” On page 79, we said, “Once a journalist is trained and experience, news judgment becomes a matter of instinct, of course. Professional journalists make judgments without reference to techniques beginners often rely on.” But for beginners, there was the “Who cares?” technique that I recommend. The more people care about information in the story, the greater its news value.