- a quality of a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, that engages attention and sympathy by enabling one to identify readily with the people, problems, and situations described.
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Examples from the Web for human interest
But human-interest stories dominated the pageant this year in an unprecedented way.Autism, Breast Cancer, and the Changing Miss America Pageant
January 13, 2013
For the newspapers it was a rich source of human-interest stories.Post-Impressions
He knew a human-interest story when he met it walking in the road.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
There, suddenly, Graham saw one of the “human-interest bits” for which he was always hunting.
In this field of reporting there are many opportunities for the human-interest story which will be taken up in a later chapter.Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence
Grant Milnor Hyde
Graham was a good reporter, and he had a genius for human-interest yarns.
- (in a newspaper story, news broadcasting, etc) reference to individuals and their emotions
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