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yellow journalism

n.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.

[From the use of yellow ink in printing "Yellow Kid," a cartoon strip in the New York World, a newspaper noted for sensationalism.]

yellow journalism

n
(Journalism & Publishing) the type of journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers
[C19: perhaps shortened from the phrase Yellow Kid journalism, referring to the Yellow Kid, a cartoon (1895) in the New York World, a newspaper having a reputation for sensationalism]

yellow journalism

the practice of seeking out sensational news for the purpose of boosting a newspaper’s circulation, or, if such stories are hard to find, of trying to make comparatively innocuous news appear sensational. Also called sensationalism. — yellow journalist, n.
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Noun1.yellow journalism - sensationalist journalism
journalism, news media - newspapers and magazines collectively
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