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the use of cheaply sensational or unscrupulous methods in newspapers, etc. to attract or influence readers
Origin of yellow journalismfrom use of yellow ink, to attract readers, in “The Yellow Kid,” a comic strip in the New York World (1895)
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.
Origin of yellow journalismFrom the use of yellow ink in printing “Yellow Kid,” a cartoon strip in the New York World, a newspaper noted for sensationalism.