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 newsworthy (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

Examples of newsworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But starting Serge Ibaka at center was newsworthy, if only because Ivica Zubac started 70 of 72 regular-season games last season for the Clippers and all 13 playoff games. Los Angeles Times, "Clippers rest Marcus Morris for exhibition with Lakers because of knee soreness," 11 Dec. 2020 Anything considered newsworthy is likely an overreaction, but, of course, that’s true of many preseason happenings. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "5 things to watch in Mavs’ preseason, including Luka Doncic’s MVP spotlight, Giannis Antetokounmpo speculation," 11 Dec. 2020 Anything the president does, particularly anything outrageous, is inherently newsworthy. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Can the Media Break Its Trump Addiction?," 19 Nov. 2020 To the defense, losing linebacker K.J. Britt felt just as big and newsworthy. Giana Han, al, "What’s gone into figuring out how to play without K.J. Britt," 8 Nov. 2020 Even in 2012, when Augustus — a four-time champion with the Minnesota Lynx — spoke publicly about her sexuality for the first time, it was still deemed newsworthy. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, "How the Most Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way," 16 Oct. 2020 For David Greenberg, a Rutgers University history and journalism professor, some of Trump's tweets were newsworthy. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Biden gambles he'll win by letting Trump hold limelight during transition," 2 Dec. 2020 At the end of this decade, SpaceX missions might seem routine, perhaps not even very newsworthy. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "SpaceX’s Riskiest Business," 15 Nov. 2020 And with Biden winning at least 279 electoral college votes and leading the popular vote by, thus far, almost 5 million, the president’s threats and general petulance have become less newsworthy. Mary Mcnamara Culture Columnist And Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Sleep-deprived, map-numbed TV journalists revive to cover Biden win, U.S. celebrations," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsworthy

: interesting or important enough to report as news

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