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juanin 06-02-2013
Yellow Journalism is sensationalism (which is now so common that it's just called journalism) and it's pretty much taking a rumor and presenting it as fact. So, there was a rumor that the Spanish blew up a ship soooo yellow journalism caused such an uproar that the American people forced the government into war. This is something that should be used today too...
yumni 22-05-2013


"The Spanish-American War was a brief conflict between Spain and America occurring on April-July of 1898. This war was credited to the ending of Spain’s worldwide empire and the gain of several new territories or “possessions” in the Caribbean and the Pacific for the U.S. The Spanish-American war was indirectly caused by Yellow Journalism.   "
devvrata 31-05-2013
"The atrocities General Weyler committed in Cuba were massively hyped and sensationalized in the US newspapers, then engaged in a practice known as ""yellow journalism"". The two kingpins of the press at the time were William R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, who were embroiled in a vicious circulation war, in which Hearst even ""stole"" Pulitzer's most popular writers by convincing them to defect through promises of money and positions. Hearst's major publication was the New York Journal and Pulitzer's publication was the New York World. In order to grow their circulations, both men were willing to go so far as to make up stories.   "
kamin 01-06-2013
"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. "
dilber 06-06-2013
"Yellow journalism is a term used for a newspaper that tries to capture the reader’s attention by an emotional appeal. Methods used to do this include the style of writing, the typeface display, and illustrations. The term derives from two newspapers that used this sensationalist style: Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal. In 1893, World was among the first newspapers to use color. In February 1896, it used their color press to add a yellow tint to the shapeless garment worn by a child in a comic called “Hogan’s Alley” by Richard F. Outcault. Seeing the increasing popularity of this strip, Hearst hired Outcault to produce the “yellow kid” for the Sunday Journal. The World answered by hiring George B. Luks to continue the “yellow kid” in their paper, therefore starting a new rivalry of yellow kids. Aside from these comics, the two newspapers competed for readers by publishing articles of great interest, with emphasis on crime, sex, and violence (Desmond 663-64; “Cruible”).   "
shantanu_85 09-06-2013
"One of the biggest uses of this practice came in the 1890s during the second Cuban rebellion against Spanish rule. Newspaper, both yellow and “honest,” sent correspondents to research the level of active hostility in Cuba. However, very few actually made it to the island. Some were lucky enough even to make it to the Hotel Inglaterra in Havana, but a huge majority made it only as far as Florida. Most journalists made up stories of their personal experiences. The result from this was stories of glorious Cuban victories in battle that never occurred. Even though the Spanish mistreated Cubans more than what would be accepted, stories of Spanish cruelty were deeply over-exaggerated. The press mostly targeted Cuba’s military governor General Valeriano Weyler, who invented the concentration camp (“Propaganda”).   "

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