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This essay discusses yellow journalism. Yellow journalism is a type of journalism which coveys information which is very far from the truth. The views and news which are written as part of yellow journalism are exaggerated and/or biased. These facts are then disguised as being the truth.

Yellow journalism is a type of journalism which coveys information which is very far from the truth. The views and news which are written as part of yellow journalism are exaggerated and/or biased. These facts are then disguised as being the truth. It consists of making use of an actual story and writing it in a way which distorts what the actual story is about. This type of writing is generally used to raise fear, uncertainty, loathe or maybe even sympathy in the readers.

Yellow journalism came into existence due to William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. It was after the industrial revolution that the printing press was invented. Due to this newspapers could be produced in bulk within a short span of time. This led to the rise in or at least the beginning of journalism and the newspaper itself.

The term yellow journalism came into existence due to a fight between two papers over a cartoon strip known as the “Yellow Man.” The comic strip made use of non-smudging, yellow ink. William Hearst took the cartoon strip from Joseph Pulitzer in order to use it as part of his newspapers comic strip. Pulitzer obviously did not like what Hearst did and hired another cartoonist to replicate the Yellow Man. This is how the war between the two papers began which eventually spiraled out of control.

The papers were then in a competition as to who could sell more copies of their newspaper. In order to win, the newspaper started publishing pieces which altered the original facts and were more sensationalized so they would be read by more people. Various creative headlines and stories were written as well to attract customers and this was carried out by both newspapers.

Yellow journalism has been made use of in any war which the United States may have been involved in. it makes use of journalism to portray the opposition as being evil…

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