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Defining What Makes Someone Newsworthy

Julie Levin/KJZZ
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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building in downtown Phoenix.

Donald Trump, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Reverend Jarrett Maupin are three examples who of people are closely covered by media, but are they always “newsworthy”?

And why do outlets choose to cover what they do?

To get some insight, we spoke with Kevin Dale, Cronkite News executive editor and former news director of The Denver Post.

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