Yellow Journalism

“Yellow Journalism” refers to a style of newspaper reporting that emphasizes sensationalism over facts. During its heyday in the late nineteenth century it was one of many factors that helped push the United States and Spain into war in Cuba and the Philippines, leading to the acquisition of overseas territory by the United States. The term originated in the competition over the New York City newspaper market between major newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.

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