This quiz will test how well you understand how to spot the element of information that will have most appeal or significance to your reader - dubbed it's News Value. Most stories have several news values but budding journalists need to spot the most DOMINANT one. Good luck!
Questions and Answers
State the DOMINANT News Value for the following story:No fewer than 44 Jamaicans have been killed in the clashes between
security forces and gunmen in west Kingston, according to Public
Defender Earl Witter.
None of the above
State the DUAL DOMINANT news values for the following:Greek telecom
engineers cut off the telephone line to the prime minister's house while
attempting to disconnect a customer who was behind in payments, the
telephone company said on Wednesday.
Conflict and Prominence
Disaster and Prominence
Disaster and Consequence
Prominence and Novelty/Oddity
Prominence and Consequence
Select the correct pairing of News Values that are NOT present in this news story:Lim Guan Siew once
had bound feet that were considered the height of feminine beauty in
China, but the 93-year-old who now lives in Malaysia says it is a fate
she wishes she had avoided.
Prominence and Oddity/Novelty
Oddity/Novelty and Conflict
Human Interest and Oddity/Novelty
Conflict and Disaster
Consequence and Human Interest
State the FORMAT of news for the following lead:Colourful retired Senior Superintendent of Police Reneto Adams has
called for the security forces to expand their operations
to 80 other communities in Jamaica, which, he says, are besieged by
State the Format of this lead:Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed outrage at overseas media
reports which have labelled him "a known criminal affiliate of hunted
drug lord" Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.
State the format of this lead:Approximately 99 percent of 500 pill users admit to abusing painkillers, a survey revealed.
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