me·​dia·​gen·​ic | \ ˌmē-dē-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce mediagenic (audio) \

Definition of mediagenic

: attractive or well-suited to the communications media

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Recent Examples on the Web At that point, America’s mayor will have completed the now familiar trajectory of the mediagenic Trump ally, from Fox pundit to late-night punch line. Jake Bittle, The New Republic, "How Giuliani Became Trump’s Chief Conspiracist," 11 Nov. 2019 Throughout her political career, Harris has skated by on her resume and mediagenic personality, but has been averse to political risk – reminiscent of former Gov. Gray Davis’ penchant for ducking difficult, no-win issues. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: Can Kamala Harris break California’s presidential jinx?," 1 Sep. 2019 But such mediagenic theatrics concealed a far more momentous question: Had Trump and the Democratic leadership really been at war? Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "In search of the Democratic Party's fighting spirit," 20 June 2019 Just like Trump supporters, college students expressed their dissatisfaction with large, mediagenic rallies. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "What Is College Good For? Absolutely Nothing, Say Republicans (and Some Democrats)," 1 Feb. 2018 Yet, like his mediagenic grandson Lapo Elkann, who famously inherited and still wears things from his grandfather’s wardrobe, Agnelli was as much a creation of the modern publicity machine as Instagram regulars like Nick Wooster would become. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "For Italian Men, a Return to Elegance," 17 Jan. 2016 Devo 2.0 is a CD-and-DVD collection of the band's most familiar songs plus two new ones sung by a group of mediagenic tweens. Robert Levine, WIRED, "Devo Is Dead. Long Live Devo.," 1 May 2006

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Mediagenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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