What makes a story newsworthy?

On October 28, 2016 an article about Mayor Brian Bowman took the front page of the Winnipeg Free Press and here’s why:

IMPACT: This story has impact. It talks about the recent passing of development fees, which could affect a lot of people.

TIMELINESS: The development fees were passed on October 26,2016.

PROMINENCE: The article is about our city’s mayor.

CONFLICT: Bowman removed Janice Lukes and Jeff Browaty from the executive policy committee after they voted against passing the fees.

PROXIMITY: This is affecting neighborhoods just outside of Winnipeg.

HUMAN INTEREST: Winnipeggers wanting to build in neighborhoods outside of the city will now be paying an extra $9000.IMG_3644.JPG


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