Yellow Journalism Definition

The use of cheaply sensational or unscrupulous methods in newspapers, etc. to attract or influence readers.
Webster's New World

(idiomatic) Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.


Origin of Yellow Journalism

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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