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    Yellow Journalism

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    Yellow journalism involves sensationalism, exaggerations of news, and distorted stories. It began in the late 1800s when newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst became involved in competition for circulation. Yellow journalism downplays legitimate news and promotes misleading headlines to boost sales and excite public opinion. Many of the stories are biased opinions masquerading as objective facts.
    •Analyze and explain whether yellow journalism has simply faded away, or is still a part of news reporting.
    •How skeptical should readers be while examining sources and stories in the news? Give an example of a news story you have recently read that was misleading or biased. Support your answers with a factual rationale. In reference to the news story that you just identified, provide at least two examples in which the reporter could have made the news story more reliable.
    •Infotainment is a television program combining information with entertainment. The three types of crime and justice infotainment shows are news magazines, reality-based crime shows, and media trials. Analyze and explain what types of stories might be picked by crime and justice infotainment shows to entice viewers.
    •How close are the crime reality shows to the real work of law enforcement officers? Analyze and explain whether media scripts are amended to make such shows more exciting.
    •Of the three types of crime and justice infotainment shows, which would be the most factual and why? Also explain which would be the most fictional. Post links to each of these, as examples.

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    Analyze and explain whether yellow journalism has simply faded away, or is still a part of news reporting.

    Yellow journalism still exists in all forms of journalism in the 21st century, and unfortunately, this type of journalism constitutes the majority of journalism that is used by the media. It is now routine for journalists to rush out stories before the facts have been certified in order to beat other news' networks. This leads to sensationalistic journalism that is placated upon ensuring that viewers are more wowed by the story as opposed to informed with facts. If you were to go to any news organization's website online, from the least credible such as Yahoo to more respectable journalism institutions such as Al Jazeera, you can find yellow journalism as many articles are written as opinion pieces that sprinkle in facts or are written by bloggers and others who lack true journalist credentials on sites such as Yahoo. Unfortunately, this is where most people obtain their news, and it obviously leads to misinformation and half-truths being disseminated throughout the population.

    •How skeptical should readers be while examining sources and stories in the news? Give an example of a news story you have recently read that was misleading or biased. Support your answers with a factual rationale. In reference to the news story that you just identified, provide at least two examples in which the reporter could have made the news story more reliable.

    Readers should be extremely skeptical about any news they view online or in other forms of media unless they obtain their news from clearly unbiased forums such as the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS), which is one of the least agenda pushing stations that exists. Nevertheless, any news that is viewed or listened to should be analyzed by the person who is receiving the news. I will provide an example of a current news story that is heavily biased on all the major ...

    Solution Summary

    Yellow Journalism which involves sensationalism and exaggeration of news are examined.

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