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Week 2 Assignment–The Nature of News

  Instructions

After studying the assigned reading 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook: Chapter 65: The Changing Nature of “News” considering the concepts of timeliness, proximity, unusualness, prominence, impact, conflict and human interest, provide a current example of a compelling news story. Answer the following questions or prompts:

A) Why is it compelling? Which of the concepts does it exemplify?

B) In general, how have these concepts been challenged by the advent of immediacy in news release?  

Support the responses with research from the Learning Resources. Use APA in-text citations where necessary and cite any outside sources. Create an APA Reference List at the end of the document.

Submit the responses in the file submission area for this assignment. For example, if you choose to “add a file” by attaching a MSWord or PDF document, please also copy and paste your response into the comments area.