News Comment (Dec 2. 2021)

Alexis Spier,

A new Covid variant finds its way into the United States. The first case of Omicron was found in a man who very recently came back from South Africa; he was fully vaccinated. Doctors and disease professionals encourage adults to get Booster shots. As well as these experts, President Biden has been pushing for adults to get “Boosters.”

Author, Apoorva Mandavilli, is writing to an adult audience in this news story. It is important for these people to know about the new variant, and how they can take the steps, if they want, to protect themselves from the virus. Adults can now choose to get a Booster shot, because professionals have assured them its a good idea.

This story is news, because it has been a popular topic of discussion for awhile. Everyone has been talking and knows about Covid, so a story about a new variant is definitely news. It also affects a large population of people. It affects me right now. I’m worried I won’t be able to go to Puerto Rico now, because countries are closing borders again and people are going to start freaking out soon.

The author does a good job telling the audience their decisions and spreading the word about a new threat.

1 thought on “News Comment (Dec 2. 2021)

  1. fuglsang

    Good discussion of news values. Good to see you including a discussion of audience. Nicely done.

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