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Sensationalism in America

Posted by: | September 25, 2012 | 1 Comment |

Sensationalism in the United States began with the creation of The Penny Press. Like the name suggests, penny press papers cost one penny per paper. This made news accessible to the lower class for the first time. It didn’t take long for journalists to realize that this new “penny-audience” was not interested in the same kind […]

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Raking up the muck

Posted by: | September 13, 2011 | No Comment |

In the late 1800’s, mostly cold hard facts were considered for news stories. At the turn of the century however, journalists were beginning to stray from objectivity. Finding the dirt of the story became more important than the where’s and they why’s. The word muckraker was first coined by Theodore Roosevelt, who was president during […]

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Yellow journalism has a notoriously bad reputation. Placing more importance on scandal-mongering and sensationalism than facts has condemned yellow journalism as bad journalism. And some professional journalists dispute whether it is a form of journalism at all. So, does yellow journalism deserve its bad reputation? Jim Romenesko addresses this issue, quoting Jack Shafer, who says […]

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A stroll by the checkout lane in any average American supermarket reveals a depository of sensationalist tabloids. Tabloids such as the National Enquirer, Globe, and the Star, are all examples of magazines that rely on sensationalism to sell copies. Although the modern-era tabloids date back to the American Daily News in 1919, many people might […]

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