Yellow journalism Essays

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How Yellow Journalism Resulted to the Spanish-American War

How yellow journalism resulted to the Spanish-American war. The yellow journalism was started by Joseph Pulitzer in 1896 with a carton of yellow kid and sold many paper. It was characterized with emotional words, dramatic sympathy, false information and misleading headlines which had huge print to attract the attention of people. I had a lot […]

Pages: 3 Words: 878 Topics: Mass Media, War, Yellow Journalism

The Yellow Kid and the Birth of Yellow Journalism

In 1895, the first comic strip was printed in an American newspaper. Called “Hogan’s Alley, this popular cartoon made by Richard Outcault featured a buck-toothed, beady-eyed and big-eared boy wearing a yellow nightdress. Fittingly called The Yellow Kid, this loveable character began to gain popularity in an era full of consumerism, commercialization, urbanization and social […]

Pages: 2 Words: 571 Topics: Journalism, Mass Media, Yellow Journalism
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The Yellow Journalism of the Internet Age

Fake news is a terminology that erupted in popularity on social media during the 2016 United States presidential elections. Despite its apparently recent etymology, in an article on Huffington Post, Claire Fallon explains that “prior to the late 19th century, English speakers used an obvious alternative to refer to what we now call fake news: […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1598 Topics: Internet, Journalism, Social Media, Yellow Journalism