Sensationalism meaning

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The ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion of good.
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Sensationalism is the act of foregoing accuracy or dignity in order to capture headlines or public attention.

An example of sensationalism is a magazine that follows celebrities around and often exaggerates or makes up stories about those celebrities to sell papers.

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The use of strongly emotional subject matter, or wildly dramatic style, language, or artistic expression, that is intended to shock, startle, thrill, excite, etc.
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(philos.) The belief that all knowledge is acquired through the use of the senses.
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(philosophy) The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
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The use of sensational subject matter, style or methods, or the sensational subject matter itself; behavior, published materials, or broadcasts that are intentionally controversial, exaggerated, lurid, loud, or attention-grabbing. Especially applied to news media in a pejorative sense that they are reporting in a manner to gain audience or notoriety but at the expense of accuracy and professionalism.
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(philosophy) A theory of philosophy that all knowledge is ultimately derived from the senses.
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Origin of sensationalism