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human-interest story

[hyoo-muh n-in-ter-ist, -trist or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mənˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst or, often, ˈyu-/
a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, designed to engage attention and sympathy by enabling one to identify readily with the people, problems, and situations described.
Origin of human-interest story
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He knew a human-interest story when he met it walking in the road.

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  • In this field of reporting there are many opportunities for the human-interest story which will be taken up in a later chapter.

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