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yellow journalism


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.

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  • n. Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sensationalist journalism


From the use of yellow ink in printing "Yellow Kid,” a cartoon strip in the New York World, a newspaper noted for sensationalism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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