The obituary written for Richard Griffiths by the New York Times maintains the traditional obituary template used by the Times. The lead starts out summarizing some unique associations with Griffiths's life, and then ends with how old he was at the time of death.
The reporter quoted interviews Griffiths did during his lifetime, as well as quotations from people he worked with during his theater days, and cast members from the Harry Potter series. This helps the reader to get more of a personal connection to Griffiths, because if the obituary lacked these quotations, the reader wouldn't have any voice to his life.
The news value most apparent in this obituary is novelty because the obituary will inevitably be read by the millions of people who enjoyed the Harry Potter series. Timeliness is also evident in this obituary, as the final Harry Potter film premiered last year, so this provides a sad closure to fans of the series.
This differs from a resume in that it discusses some parts of Griffiths's personal life, his upbringing, and how he reacted to common situations in his life (i.e. how he dealt with his weight). A resume would focus more on strictly the professional aspect of his life, and most personal information would be considered irrelevant.