news·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnüz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce newsworthy (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsworthy

: interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting

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newsworthiness \ ˈnüz-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce newsworthiness (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

Examples of newsworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there are newsworthy examples of government employees standing up to Trump's pressure. Brian Stelter, CNN, "New stories about Trump raise the question: How much more will come out?," 2 Oct. 2019 Amazingly, the Times story leaves out the one truly newsworthy revelation in the book. Marc A. Thiessen, The Mercury News, "Thiessen: The smearing of Brett Kavanaugh continues," 17 Sep. 2019 Hence, the discovery of any Nintendo World Championship cartridge is a newsworthy event for a certain class of retro-gaming enthusiast. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "$13,000 NES cartridge found at the bottom of a Safeway sack," 8 Aug. 2019 And that was the second-most-newsworthy thing about her night. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "What you missed at the Creative Arts Emmys, from James Corden besting Beyoncé to a pregnancy announcement," 15 Sep. 2019 But all cable-news networks are required to fill their airtime with news, whether or not something newsworthy is happening, a road paved with sensationalism, conflict and the exacerbation of viewer emotions. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Cable TV, Donald Trump's presidency unquestionably tied together: Author explains how," 10 Sep. 2019 And there are plenty of brand new stories coming this fall, too, including revealing celebrity memoirs, newsworthy nonfiction and novels from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Salman Rushdie and more. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 The fact that Hill is heard disputing an infamous incident in his life also seemed newsworthy. Michael Mccann,, "How Will Roger Goodell Handle Tyreek Hill Situation as NFL Nears Decision?," 15 July 2019 How that plays out on both the entertainment and social initiatives fronts figures to be newsworthy. CBS News, "NFL and Jay-Z's Roc Nation join forces for entertainment and social activism," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsworthy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsworthy

: interesting or important enough to report as news

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