Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.
American History USA Articles
- Yellow Journalism - Present and Past
In some cases, certain journalists might stretch the truth or even fabricate an entire story. This is when we are left with yellow journalism.
- Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies - W. Joseph Campbell
- Minnesota Rag: Corruption, Yellow Journalism, and the Case That Saved Freedom of the Press - Fred W. Friendly