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What is News?

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Happy Spring!

Is Kim Kardashian dying her hair blonde news?  How about dying it more blonde more newsworthy?

How about Miley Cyrus dating a new beau?

Brian Williams going on 6-month leave?

What is news?  What is hard news and soft news?

In the past, a journalist knew the difference between hard news v. soft.  In today’s world it seems celebrity news is hard news.  Bruce Jenner’s sex change is front page, while a war in the Middle East falls through the cracks.

Here are a few news stories that deserve more space.

1. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/09/isis-destruction-of-antiques-at-mosul-nimrud-hides-sinister-moneymaking-scheme