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yellow journalism

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun idiomatic Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.

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  • noun sensationalist journalism

Etymologies

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

[From the use of yellow ink in printing “Yellow Kid,” a cartoon strip in the New York World, a newspaper noted for sensationalism.]

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