Prominence—a person, organization or institution in the story is important or well-known.
Proximity—nearby; newspapers print stories about people and events in the community or region where their readers live.
Timeliness—something happening or important right now; most news stories reflect events in the immediate past or involving an issue that affects readers now.
Oddity/uniqueness—out of the ordinary, unusual; some stories are about people or events that are unexpected or special in some way—perhaps an athlete who displays remarkable ability or an unusual celebration.
Consequence—effects of a decision or event; newspapers publish stories about issues that affect readers directly or indirectly.