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 If this hearing wasn’t newsworthy on a strictly empirical basis, what could possibly be? Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 Mark Lima, Washington bureau chief for CBS News, said the network wanted to make sure the presentation would be newsworthy before committing to a live broadcast, an arrangement reserved only for the biggest moments on television. Jeremy Barr, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 Perhaps it shouldn't be considered newsworthy when a player whose name isn't showing up in NBA mock drafts decides to return for his junior year. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Apr. 2022 In 2019, Twitter also developed labels that would cover up tweets by powerful people and politicians who broke the service’s rules but whose tweets were considered newsworthy. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Newsworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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