The Star Tribune reported Sunday that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are doing an investigation a day after one of their worker, Mark Malecha, got stuck in a grain bin. Malecha might be in trouble for not following the guidelines. He was stuck in there for eight hours. Now come Monday, he will have to explain the reasons why he got stuck and why he didn't follow the guidelines.
This story has proximity, immediacy and novelty for the news values. Starting with proximity, this story happen in Farmington, Minnesota close to home and we the readers most likely will want to know. For newspaper companies, immediacy is very important for them and the readers, we don't want to read something that happen yesterday, a few month from now. We want to read right away and move on. The newspaper writer for this story did a good job on following the story, even after the breaking news happens. Novelty is also very important, because story like this does not happen very so offend. It made me read this story and not the real headline stories in the front page.