What Makes It News?

This article on The New York Times’ website was my favorite news story of the week. It reports that Pope Francis of the Vatican is casually calling people to help them in times of need. For example, he called a woman who wrote to him about being pressured into an abortion (which she did not give in to) by her married boyfriend. The Pope promised to personally baptize the baby once it is born.

This is news because it impacts all followers of the church. People are delighted to hear that the new Pope has a more down-to-Earth approach to his position. The Pope is extremely prominent, so his actions naturally make the story significant. The story’s currency and timeliness is accurate since this is a recent event. We could localize this news by speaking with members of the local Catholic Church and recording their reactions/taking their opinions on this news.

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