[Recommended] Hartley Names Several Specific
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Hartley uses the analogy of a football (by which he means what folks in the United States call soccer) match. How is he using this analogy, and does it make sense to you? Why or why not?
Hartley names several specific criteria by which news stories are chosen; these are often referred to as “news values.” Did any of the news values he identifies surprise you? Did he name any particular news values that you would disagree or take issue with?
Finally, Hartley examines the impact of news values on dissent. How might you apply his ideas to those advocating for human rights? How might they benefit or be disadvantaged by these same tendencies?