11/07/08 21:19 Filed in: Media Reform
journalism is journalism that downplays legitimate news
in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more
newspapers. It may feature exaggerations of news
events, scandal-mongering, sensationalism, or unprofessional practices by
news media organizations or journalists.
defines Yellow Press
newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page
headlines covering a variety of topics, such as
sports and scandal, using bold layouts (with large
illustrations and perhaps color), heavy reliance
on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion.
The term was extensively used to describe certain
major New York City newspapers about 1900 as they
battled for circulation. By extension the term is
used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that
treats news in an unprofessional or unethical
fashion, such as systematic political bias.
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