from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Attractive as a subject for reporting by news media: "a minor leaguer of bumptious manner and mediagenic good looks” ( Larry Martz).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. thought of by the news media as an attractive subject


Blend of media and photogenic (Wiktionary)


Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • “I don’t believe that public opinion is spontaneously supporting Mr. Polanski at all,�? she said. “I believe that there is a distinction between the mediagenic class of artists and ordinary citizens that have a vision that is more simple.�?

    The New York Times, Polanski Case Exposes Divisions in France, by Doreen Carvajal and Michael Cieply, September 29, 2009

    September 30, 2009

  • Able to present a good image in the media. (from Phrontistery)

    May 23, 2008