- 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.
Examples from the Web for human interest
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of human interest
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