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yellow journalism

  (American)
writing in newspapers that tries to get people's attention or influence their opinions by using strong language or false information The paper is practising yellow journalism at its worst with its scandalous stories about the Governor and his family.
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As a result I arrived in a blazer and dark trousers, wearing a yellow tie for yellow journalism.
After Harris' talk, Terry Egger, the Post's publisher, said the first Joseph Pulitzer set up the journalism prizes after regretting his yellow journalism crusade which helped foment the Spanish-American war, and saying, "This can't happen again.
This was at the height of yellow journalism - a point in this country's history where the media was taking trials and turning them into spectacles,'' she said.
I intend to live just as I please, regardless of yellow journalism, of a public which might offer me material aid should I, in their opinion, prove myself worthy.
Sossa says the press invents facts and practices yellow journalism.
The scariest part is that The Advocate has such clout in our community, many will cast their votes based on Signorile's yellow journalism.
Competition between rival papers gave rise to sensationalism, gossip columns and eventually yellow journalism.
com), asserts, "This entire controversy is the worst form of yellow journalism.
Their goal was to sell newspapers with what became known as yellow journalism.
And there is, I suspect, a political context to this yellow journalism.
Yellow journalism found in the book by the Romers cheap ammunition in attacking conservation efforts in Egypt, in spite of what the Romers have said about the valiant efforts by the EAO in conservation (the Egyptian Antiquities Organization has now been replaced by the Higher Council of Antiquities).
The reporting about Horta increased around 1917; the mentions of Mulholland correspond to a kind of yellow journalism that leaves little room for explanation.
We have no intention of being diverted from our goals by yellow journalism or tabloid-like news.
The response also stated that, "in an exemplary display of poor journalistic skills and yellow journalism, the writer quoted references from several imaginary employees to corroborate accusations made out of thin air.
Yellow journalism grew in girth and influence in at a rapid clip in America, tracking with the rise of cheap printing and easy distribution of newspapers, tracts and broadsides.