Yellow-journalism meaning

Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.
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The use of cheaply sensational or unscrupulous methods in newspapers, etc. to attract or influence readers.
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(idiomatic) Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.
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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