American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Presenting people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that arouses interest or sympathy: a human-interest story.
“Like any good reporter, Defoe understood the importance of drama and human-interest stories.”
“Then, ABC thought maybe it would be a human-interest story and help ratings.”
“I joked with Mr. Zaslow a few years ago that I wished he would stop writing such touching human-interest stories in the Journal because I was getting really tired of having to explain to my office mates why I was teary-eyed after a lunchtime reading of a business newspaper.”
“This book will appeal to adults eager to impart an uplifting Third World human-interest story, but it is also sure to resonate with children who will simply love the curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness of this doughty African youth now studying engineering at Dartmouth.”
“With struggling United off the general public's radar and the World Cup a distant and wonderful memory, the window of opportunity to pursue enterprising and human-interest angles finally opened last month.”
“Dreaming of a glittering literary life as a “lady novelist,” she moved to Manhattan with two fellow Smithies in hopes of getting her start but never managed to interest The New Yorker in any of the reviews or short human-interest pieces she submitted.”
“Aside from its inherent human-interest aspect, Founder and CEO”
“Jane Galt doesn't think you could have a good t.v. show about journalists at the Economist: But even if you rely heavily on political or human-interest plotlines, there is no way to make a whole show about journalists work on television.”
“We loose sight of the dangers workers face by trivializing these stories as human-interest stories or solely focusing on the environmental impact.”
“- CNN should only publish real news stories, not human-interest or entertainment”
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