BBC newsreader Huw Edwards goes back to basics as he explores the concept of what makes something news.
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Huw Edwards video: What is news?

15 August 2012 Last updated at 11:30 BST

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards goes back to basics as he explores the concept of what makes something news.

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You can recap the key points from the video using the accompanying worksheet, or read a transcript of the video

Key points: What is news? [36KB] Transcript: What is news? [40KB]

A Welsh language version of the video is also available, together with a transcript.

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