Yellow journalism

Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.

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  • Yellow Journalism - Present and Past
    In some cases, certain journalists might stretch the truth or even fabricate an entire story. This is when we are left with yellow journalism.


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