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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YELLOW JOURNALISM

His eyes are never startled or his nerves shaken by the scare headlines of yellow journalism.

Nowadays we know all about everything, almost before it happens, for yellow journalism is so alert that it discounts futurity.

The working girl has suffered quite as much at the hands of yellow journalism as the woman of wealth and social position.

You see I'm still chained to the oar of yellow journalism, but it is a rather light servitude.

In fact, it was the story that gave me my start in yellow journalism, from which I graduated the novelist of your acquaintance.

The material is played up in the style typical of yellow journalism.

The merely impudent motion picture will be relegated to the leisure hours with yellow journalism.

Yellow journalism has its faults, but it was the first to shake the newspapers out of the old rut and give them new vigor.

WORD ORIGIN

"sensational chauvinism in the media," 1898, American English, from newspaper agitation for war with Spain; originally "publicity stunt use of colored ink" (1895) in reference to the popular Yellow Kid" character (his clothes were yellow) in Richard Outcault's comic strip "Shantytown" in the "New York World."

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