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YELLOW JOURNALISM

Journalistic reports that feature scandal-


mongering, sensationalistic stories written by
unethical or unprofessional journalists or by
news media organizations.
DEFINITIONS
Sensationalist journalism
A type of journalism that downplays legitimate news
in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more
newspapers
Material published in a broadcast or periodical, such
as a tabloid newspaper or magazine, which is
sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and
taste
Refers to sensational stories and "scare" headlines.
FEATURES OF YELLOW
JOURNALISM
Attracts readers
Increases readership / circulation
Excites public opinion
Creates a mountain out of a mole hill
Less reliable , fabricated information
Not backed by verifiable data
Shrieking, gaudy, sensation-loving, devil-may-
care stories