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Yellow journalism, also known as yellow press, is a type of journalism whose sole purpose is to use eye-catching headlines in order to sell more newspapers.  Stories offer news that is hardly, if at all, researched.   Techniques of Yellow journalism include exaggerating news stories and sensationalism. The term yellow journalism was named after the “Yellow […]

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Inspiration for sensation(alism)

Posted by: | October 21, 2009 | No Comment |

Journalists and Historians alike often attribute the rise of sensationalism to the war between Hearst and Pulitzer. For it was during this time in the late19th to early 20th centuries that newspaper editors were looking for ways to sell more papers. The story is classic: the elder Joseph Pulitzer makes something of himself by building the St. […]

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