News Values

Photo credit: lukas.b0 via Visual Hunt / CC CC BY-NC-SA
Photo credit: lukas.b0 via Visual Hunt / CC CC BY-NC-SA

When you work as a journalist in another country you will soon discover that what we think is news is of little interest to the local audience, and similarly issues that we think are boring are hugely fascinating to locals.

It is really important when working in another culture to be guided by your supervisors about what is and what is not news. Do not get upset about it. It is just different. Not wrong. But it will be difficult to get used to.

Remember that as an intern your job is to observe and learn, not to tell the locals how to do journalism in the Australian way.

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