from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers.
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- n. Journalism which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.
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- n. sensationalist journalism
From the use of yellow ink in printing "Yellow Kid,” a cartoon strip in the New York World, a newspaper noted for sensationalism.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)