yellow journalism


yellow journalism
Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.

It is the sort of paper which the father of the family is expected to take home with him from his office and read aloud to the chicks before bed-time. It was founded by its proprietor, Mr. Benjamin White, as an antidote to yellow journalism.


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