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yellow journalism

Sensationalistic journalism with the main goal of attracting attention and readers, rather than presenting an unbiased account of the news. It may have begun at the turn of the century, but yellow journalism is alive and well, from the supermarket tabloids to all the talking heads on cable news.
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In 1883 he acquired the New York World and soon made it the nation's biggest paper, while contending with archrival William Randolph Hearst for the kingship of yellow journalism.
Topics scheduled to be covered in the seminar will include immigration, blackface minstrelsy, plantation song, Yellow Journalism, 19th century American painting, Stephen Foster, Buffalo Bill, The Song of Hiawatha, the slave trade, and the Indian Wars.
The chapter on the Spanish-American War questions the traditional historical wisdom that it was yellow journalism, and not President McKinley's policies, that brought about this conflict.
In a memoir, the former Concord mayor" who was impeached in the 1960s--continues to go after his nemesis, the Concord Monitor, saying it was "filled with yellow journalism and a huge desire to 'get me.
It'll be the end of yellow journalism as we know it.
Shame on the Western Standard for this piece of yellow journalism.
pictorial scenes" and salacious stories, yellow journalism transformed the appearance of the nineteenth-century newspaper and intensified reporting practices that emerged with the penny presses of the 1830s.
Somehow this led to an exchange about the presence of gold in volcanic formations, and before the Soviets had even had a chance to head off one Gold rush on the Moon, the Oakland Tribune, glittering with yellow journalism, had sensationally inspired another: Luna 9 had discovered gold on the Moon.
But even in the era of yellow journalism, the paper's reporters dedicated a surprising amount of space to explaining the dizzying new world around them.
The rest was a sickening piece of yellow journalism through which the writer tried to raise cheap laughs as he made a mockery of the situation on the continent.
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The yellow kids: Foreign correspondents in the heyday of yellow journalism.
The muckrakers Teddy Roosevelt blasted a century ago were social critics who had learned from yellow journalism that the public had an insatiable appetite for scandal, particularly when it involved the high and mighty.
As a result I arrived in a blazer and dark trousers, wearing a yellow tie for yellow journalism.