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

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Certainly, there is a buzz about documenting something as high profile and newsworthy as a state visit, and there isn’t much bigger than when the President of the United States comes to visit! Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Prince Charles and Camilla's Dinner with President Trump," 6 June 2019 That’s a newsworthy IPO that (according to the financial commentariat) deserves the uncorking of champagne. Vitaliy Katsenelson, Fortune, "The Uber IPO Was Not a Failure. But IPOs in General Are a Mess," 6 June 2019 The first game was the most newsworthy one of the day, and, in theory, the media could have played hooky from Game 2. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Surprise Five: Rangers' pending roster decisions aren't getting any easier | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 Mar. 2018 Surprisingly, while western fires are often the most newsworthy, the study found that much of the growth of the wildland-urban interface has been in the densely populated eastern U.S., as well as the southern Plains states of Texas and Oklahoma. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Wildfire risk rises with 43 million U.S. homes near land susceptible to blazes," 12 Mar. 2018 In December of 1978, a minor but newsworthy fracas erupted between the painter Alice Neel and the sculptor Pat Ladew, a Standard Oil heiress who, three decades earlier, had commissioned Neel to paint her portrait. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 Getty Images When future scholars write the definitive history of the internet, there will an entire chapter dedicated to The Tig, the most newsworthy defunct website of all time. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Reveals the Adorable Nickname Her Mom, Doria Ragland, Has Called Her Since She Was a Kid," 3 Feb. 2019 One of the most newsworthy victories is Michigan’s Proposal 1 win. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "Three States Approved Legal Marijuana During Midterm Elections," 7 Nov. 2018 How some stories come to be written strikes me as a lot more newsworthy than the stories themselves. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Suddenly, Bezos Is Media’s Hero," 12 Feb. 2019

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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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