Definition of make the papers in US English:

make the papers


  • Be written about in newspapers and thus become famous or notorious.

    • ‘The incidence of maternal morbidity is now so low that it makes the papers rather than popular novels.’
    • ‘When a tourist gets robbed in Madrid that doesn't make the papers.’
    • ‘She made the papers after her alleged racist remarks to diners at a New York restaurant.’
    • ‘If something happens out in the middle of the country or to somebody who's not so affluent, it doesn't make the papers.’
    • ‘In August that year, Prof. Warwick made the papers again claiming that watching television can actually increase your IQ.’