The deceptively simple question remains unquestioned
as "what news values are there particularly for social
media?" As we implement the future of News writing in the hand of digital
age, news values need to be identified and questioned. This article examines
the main features of news values of social media specifically of Twitter which
is no doubt the rapid source of news dissemination. This study explores the
extent to which Harcup and ONeills given news values for journalism and
how they faced by social media platforms. Evaluation by researchers shows
that major chunk was "Relevancy" While dominant geographical proximity
found to be mainly adopted by twitter account holders. Whereas, the least
one unsurprisingly "Entertainment" which literally prove that Twitter is
habitually used for hard news rather than soft news.
1-Zahid Yousaf: Associate Professor, Centre for Media and Communication Studies, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Rooh ul Amin Khan: Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Malik Adnan: Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
News values, Social Media, Twitter, and Newsworthiness.