newsworthy

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

Definition of newsworthy

: interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting

Other Words from newsworthy

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

Examples of newsworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leak, while newsworthy in its own right, actually has some precedents, despite what some experts have suggested. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2022 Thus, whether or not Biden attends the dinner has become newsworthy. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 The Oscars telecast may have suddenly become newsworthy again, but the Oscars themselves — the winning performers, artists and films — all but faded into insignificance. Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022 The posts of Hungary’s authoritarian leadership, for instance, were perfectly authentic and newsworthy—and so would ordinarily not be caught in the CIB dragnet. Benjamin Wofford, Wired, 10 Mar. 2022 On that basis, Cohen denied Fox News’s motion to dismiss the case, which relied in part on the argument that the segments in question were newsworthy and thus qualified for First Amendment protections. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 And what is newsworthy about an old letter written by a soldier to his mother? CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 In turn, jurists began to trust reporters to make their own calls as to what was in the public interest to expose—to adjudicate what was newsworthy and what was not. Sarah E. Igo, The Atlantic, 6 Apr. 2022 This week, Kanye West released the Donda 2 album exclusively on his Stem Player, and the always-newsworthy Kodak Black put out his new project, Back for Everything. Essence, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'newsworthy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About newsworthy

Time Traveler for newsworthy

Time Traveler

The first known use of newsworthy was in 1890

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near newsworthy

newswoman

newsworthy

newswriting

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for newsworthy

Last Updated

20 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Newsworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newsworthy. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on newsworthy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for newsworthy

Nglish: Translation of newsworthy for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!