Yellow Journalism

January 20, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Journalism
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Is seeing really believing?

Yellow Journalism To attract readers, Hearst and Pulitzer used yellow journalism (reporting that relied on sensational stories and headlines). Often, these reports were biased or untrue. According to one story, a photographer bound for Cuba stated that there was no war. Hearst replied, “You supply the pictures, I’ll supply the war.” Do you think current journalism ever turns “yellow”? Explain giving specific examples.


The Yellow Kid was a popular cartoon character in the strip Hogan’s Alley. During this time it was used to get drastic and dramatic ideas across to the newspaper’s readers.


Hullygee, Here’s to you!

Here the Yellow Kid is proposing a toast, he went from Pulitzer’s paper to Hearst’s after just nine months.

Spanish American War … a press driven war.

The photograph shows a man standing in front of a brick wall blindfolded and facing a firing squad. The picture was first published in a newspaper during WWI. The caption stated that the man was a captured enemy spy. The real story behind the picture is that the photo was staged. There was a photographer who was overseas in Belgium photographing the war. He had taken many staged shots, this being one of them. Not only was this photo staged, but the photographer was actually posing as the “enemy spy”.

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First steamboat through Panama Canal 1911

First airline bombing experiment 1911

Considering the definition of yellow journalism, why is the name an appropriate fit?

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