news·​wor·​thy ˈnüz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce newsworthy (audio)
: interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting
newsworthiness noun

Examples of newsworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the reality is, there are newsworthy things going on. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 15 Sep. 2023 Some companies are moving away from the term ESG Even just having the acronyms on a website—or not—has become newsworthy. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2023 Other major newsworthy events, like the pandemic and mass shootings, have also been plagued by social media conspiracies. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 15 Aug. 2023 Maybe, someday, women performing music at the frequency the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is seeing this summer — on nearly every residency program — wouldn’t be newsworthy, and certainly not the basis of a three-day festival-within-a-festival. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2023 This time, afew also attended newsworthy events like India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. Riley Rogerson, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2023 Their claims, under oath at a House Ways and Means hearing, are newsworthy and politically explosive. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 June 2023 There is no evidence that Hubbard discovered a woolly mammoth on Akutan, which would have been newsworthy all by itself. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2023 That Trump is newsworthy for being the dominant Republican force in America today is unquestionable. Rafi Schwartz, The Week, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsworthy was in 1890

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“Newsworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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news·​wor·​thy -ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce newsworthy (audio)
: sufficiently interesting to the average person to deserve reporting

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