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a. The use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism, or politics.
b. Sensational subject matter.
c. Interest in or the effect of such subject matter.
2. Philosophy The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
3. The ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion of good.

sen·sa′tion·al·ist n.
sen·sa′tion·al·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.sensationalistic - typical of tabloids; "sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal"; "yellow press"
sensational - causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
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Time and Male magazine (and their "con men journalists") were eviscerated for the sensationalistic way they covered G.
It's great that Saudi authorities are declaring that they want to take on the scourge of corruption, but the right way to do that is through diligent judicial investigations against actual wrongdoing, not sensationalistic mass arrests to a luxury hotel," Whitson said.
In the report in question, the revision consisted only of removal of a sensationalistic, directly-quoted statement by the defendant, which made no contribution to proving the elements of the crimes with which she was charged," said a statement from State Police to Boston NPR station, (http://www.
The film is mostly faithful to the details and mood of the book, but it is also muddled and sensationalistic and superficially shocking rather than profoundly provocative.
The activities should focus on actively involving media to make general public more aware of the negative consequence of violence against women, developing a higher sensitivity to gender based violence as a socio-cultural phenomenon, rather than a sensationalistic one-off story.
You'd hope reports of the youngster being hounded out of his home by irate Evertonians is a little sensationalistic.
There has been a move in media to just sell newspapers or news programmes with sensationalistic reporting.
Despite China's burgeoning population and growing economic power, it might as well be another planet to mainstream American readers, many of whom know little of its culture beyond a few quaint images and the most sensationalistic aspects of the Chinese government's actions, such as the Tienanmen Square massacre and the controversial one-child policy.
Please know that my book, 'The Life and career of Daniel Radcliffe,' is not a tell-all sensationalistic work.
Tucker's status as a University of Virginia psychiatry professor lends scientific heft to a topic that, while widely accepted in India and other countries whose spiritual landscapes include reincarnation, remains sensationalistic sci-fi fodder stateside.
This promising research has led, unfortunately, to somewhat sensationalistic "AIDS cure near" headlines in some media--that is an overstatement.
The book strongly insinuates that Murdoch himself has taken issue with the way the channel seems to dictate the sensationalistic populism that has become the signature of the Republican Party's right wing.