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26th Jul '16 3:00:10 PM Berrenta
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A HumanInterestStory is a type of news story that focuses on a person, group of people, and/or culture in an emotional manner. The goal is to create an empathy between the audience and the subject matter, often with the intent to garner sympathy and/or awareness in the process.

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A HumanInterestStory Human Interest Story is a type of news story that focuses on a person, group of people, and/or culture in an emotional manner. The goal is to create an empathy between the audience and the subject matter, often with the intent to garner sympathy and/or awareness in the process.



* In the 1951 film ''Film/AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.

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* In the 1951 film ''Film/AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory Human Interest Story for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.



* The core of the film ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' is a HumanInterestStory. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...

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* The core of the film ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' is a HumanInterestStory.Human Interest Story. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...
6th Jan '16 8:53:21 AM Jake
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** Parodied earlier in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', where William finds himself explaining to the Patrician that you need "human interest" stories in order to get people to read the stories that are "in the public interest". The Patrician wonders if this means humans and the public are different people.

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** Parodied earlier in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', where William finds himself explaining to the Patrician that you need "human interest" stories in order to get people to read the stories that are "in the public interest". The Patrician wonders if this means humans and the public are different people. As de Worde puts it, what's in the public interest and [[LuridTalesOfDoom what the public's interested in]] don't necessarily overlap.
10th Jul '15 8:54:34 AM erforce
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* The core of the film ''{{Titanic}}'' is a HumanInterestStory. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...
* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.

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* The core of the film ''{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' is a HumanInterestStory. The broad strokes of the greater event are detailed quickly early on, but Rose is adamant that it isn't "the real story." The real story centers around her and Jack, natch...
* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.
18th May '14 10:04:02 PM Heckfire
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* "[[WesternAnimation/TheTick And in other news...clowns!]]"
28th Jan '14 3:06:14 PM johnnye
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/RunFatboyRun''; one particularly overemotional reporter covering the marathon gets so caught up in Dennis' heartwarming story that he ends up reporting solely on that. Not that there's much else to report on, [[spoiler:as everyone else has crossed the finish line while Dennis is still hobbling along on a sprained ankle, determined to cross the finish line.]]
-->'''Reporter:''' And, what's that? ''[overjoyed]'' He's got a ''son!'' I didn't know he had a son! Did you know he had a son!?



*** But they are! The public includes dwarves, trolls, Nobby Nobbs, Gaspode, vampires, werewolves, Foul Ole Ron's Smell...
27th Dec '13 9:42:48 AM Shukmeister
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[[folder: Live TV Shows]]
* Series/ThePrimeMinisterAndI: A KoreanSeries. Rather than asking the Prime Minister newsworthy questions, she asks him what kind of underwear he wears and his favorite flavor of ice cream, then writes an Article tentatively titled, "The Prime Minister Who Wears Briefs".
[[/folder]]
4th Nov '12 1:03:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1951 film ''AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.

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* In the 1951 film ''AceInTheHole'', ''Film/AceInTheHole'', reporter Chuck Tatum creates a HumanInterestStory for himself; when he hears about a man trapped in a collapsed cave, he deliberately prolongs his rescue by manipulating the local authorities, just so he can report on it and restore his career.
27th Aug '12 1:01:25 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news.

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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news. Though it is justified due to it being a parody and a literal case of YetAnotherBabyPanda.
27th Aug '12 12:58:43 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''

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* ''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''''AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' was purely about a human interest story without any of the more serious news.
8th Jun '12 4:40:00 PM ArenaL5
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