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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To get news coverage is to do something newsworthy. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, "Don’t Worry About the Democratic Presidential Polls," 29 July 2019 The press and Democrats gathered around Mueller’s hearing table trying to glean any newsworthy crumbs. Rich Lowry, National Review, "The Mueller Fizzle," 26 July 2019 While the case would be newsworthy on its own, Epstein's high-profile associates, who include Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew, former president Bill Clinton, and current President Donald Trump, have only amplified attention. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Lifetime Announces New Docuseries Investigating Jeffrey Epstein," 24 July 2019 The game itself isn’t too newsworthy, but the players on the field were. Shawn Mcfarland,, "Football, The Rolling Stones, elephants and soccer: A look at Dillon Stadium through the years.," 12 July 2019 Instead, the social media giant argued that the words of world leaders are newsworthy and that such newsworthiness can trump rules that might otherwise apply. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Twitter clarifies special rules for tweets by world leaders like Trump," 27 June 2019 Traditional media sources have struggled with this problem for centuries: What, exactly, is newsworthy? Belabbes Benkredda, Quartz, "Facebook created our culture of echo chambers—and it killed the one thing that could fix it," 21 June 2019 In a media environment where idiocy is considered more newsworthy than cruelty, this is a smart way to avoid attention to your pernicious schemes. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "We Gotta Pay More Attention to This Boring Guy," 20 June 2019 By any standards, the discovery of these documents by a reputable historian is newsworthy, because King was probably the greatest American of the 20th century. The Economist, "FBI files suggest MLK was more complicated than his myth," 8 June 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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