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yellow journalism, tabloid, tab(noun)
Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.
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. Campbell defines yellow press newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics, such as sports and scandal, using bold layouts, heavy reliance on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion. The term was extensively used to describe certain major New York City newspapers about 1900 as they battled for circulation. Frank Luther Mott defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics: ⁕scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news ⁕lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings ⁕use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts ⁕emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips
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