4 types of news story every PR pro should know

News stories often fit particular molds. Here are a few of the templates to look for.

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My years in the newsroom showed me that, while story possibilities are endless, there are a few main types of stories that repeat themselves over and over again. Here are four.

Danger, Will Robinson! These are stories that get you close to the front lines of battle or health threats, as the recent Ebola story demonstrates. Whether they are tapping into human fears or fueling hopes to rise above, stories involving people facing the threat of danger—or beating that threat against incredible odds—tend to dominate the news.

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