Newsworthy. adj. Of sufficient interest or importance to the public to warrant reporting in the media.
Newsworthy: Al Qaeda Plots Assassination(s)
Not: Kerry an Expert on Scientific Matters
Newsworthy: Southern Terror Targets?
Not: Rogue Sports Star in Court
Newsworthy: Shouldn't the media give us all the real news and let the public evaluate the seriousness of the content? If Bush wins the election will we find the story on the 17th page of section Q of the NYTimes? Meanwhile, if John Kerry, who is running for President of the United States of America, attempts to create his own history from scratch by manipulating the facts, will this make the news anywhere except the Washington Times and New York Post?
Not: Updates on Big Brother 5, The Amazing Race, your network's latest poll findings, or Peter Jennings' national defense policy revisited.