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[nooz-wur-th ee, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌwɜr ði, ˈnyuz-/
of sufficient interest to the public or a special audience to warrant press attention or coverage.
Origin of newsworthy
1930-35; news + -worthy
Related forms
newsworthiness, noun
unnewsworthy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for newsworthy
  • Secondly, as current science news this story about laughter releasing endorphins hardly seems newsworthy.
  • There's nothing newsworthy in printing a statistic and the obsequiously aped concern of a politician.
  • Regardless, as long as this is an unidentified animal it is newsworthy and deserving of further investigation.
  • His press conferences are charming and workmanlike but rarely newsworthy.
  • newsworthy events, however, have a tendency to occur at any hour.
  • But it seems to me it's newsworthy that a student at a major university could even think these things.
  • When scientists have newsworthy findings that are published in a journal, there may be a press conference about them.
  • It didn't make the news because it wasn't all that newsworthy.
  • Apparently he has enough respect from others to raise a few million dollars, launch a new blog, and have it be a newsworthy event.
  • It doesn't even matter if they're doing anything newsworthy.
British Dictionary definitions for newsworthy


sufficiently interesting to be reported in a news bulletin
Derived Forms
newsworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for newsworthy

1932, from news + worthy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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