Sensationalism Definition

The use of strongly emotional subject matter, or wildly dramatic style, language, or artistic expression, that is intended to shock, startle, thrill, excite, etc.
Webster's New World
The use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism, or politics.
American Heritage
Sensational subject matter.
American Heritage
Interest in or the effect of such subject matter.
American Heritage
The belief that all knowledge is acquired through the use of the senses.
Webster's New World

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