news·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnüz-ˌwər-t͟hē, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsworthy

: interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting

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newsworthiness \ ˈnüz-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

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Just about anything Kylie Jenner does is newsworthy because of her status as an A-List celebrity. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Kylie Jenner returned as online queen in 2018 after disappearing for nearly a year," 21 Dec. 2018 Because surface melting had historically been an unusual event akin to newsworthy heat waves, glaciologists wanted to put this into context. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Greenland’s melting snow makes new hockey stick (graph)," 9 Dec. 2018 Every social network's trending section is theoretically designed to surface newsworthy, relevant information for users. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Facebook Is Killing Trending Topics," 1 June 2018 The real newsworthy story may be the exceptional continuity in evangelical public opinion on most issues over time. Jeremy Castle, Vox, "Younger evangelicals look an awful lot like older evangelicals post-2016," 12 Nov. 2018 The myriad conflicting laws under which all of us operate are fodder for selective exposés of people sufficiently newsworthy to justify the expense. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "When the Fever Passes, Learn From Trump’s Taxes," 12 Oct. 2018 Or, a thought will creep in along the lines of, Is this really newsworthy? Jessica A. Gold, SELF, "A Psychiatrist Explains Why You May Feel Annoyed When You Hear Celebrities Talk About Anxiety," 3 Aug. 2018 Sophie, on the other hand, obtained an equally newsworthy tat in June — one that just might contain a major Game of Thrones spoiler too. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Get Tattoos for Their Grandfathers," 22 July 2018 Miami Herald file photo Lederman has presided over more than an average judge's share of newsworthy cases, some of which still conjure nightmares. Adiel Kaplan, miamiherald, "She struck down gay adoption ban and handled notorious juvenile cases. Now she's retiring.," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsworthy was in 1890

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English Language Learners Definition of newsworthy

: interesting or important enough to report as news

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