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How do newspaper editors decide what is newsworthy?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. Though there may be no authoritative criteria for deciding what makes the news, generally, an event is newsworthy if it's engrossing and out of the ordinary. News encompasses accidents, civic events, natural disasters, scandals and any other special, unexpected or influential occurrences that might interest readers. A news story can rely on information that's part of the public record, or it can rely on confidential information, often leaked by insiders and informants. If it throws light on the human condition, readers will want to know about it.

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