Yellow Journalism and Sensationalistic News

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What term was coined in the mid-1890s to characterize the sensational journalism in the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal?

Yellow journalism

Who was tempted away from the New York World by Hearst, leading to a substantial increase in sales of the New York Journal?

Richard F. Outcault

Who is credited with purchasing the New York World in 1883 and making it an entertaining read filled with crime stories and sensational headlines?

Joseph Pulitzer

What was the main reason for Pulitzer charging readers only two cents per issue for the New York World?

To make it accessible to a wider audience

What did critics accuse both Pulitzer's New York World and Hearst's New York Journal of during their circulation war?

Sensationalizing the news

What is the main characteristic of yellow journalism?

Eye-catching headlines for increased sales

Which term is used in the UK to describe journalism characteristic of tabloid newspapers?

Tabloid journalism

What is checkbook journalism?

Paying sources for information without verifying its truth or accuracy

According to W. Joseph Campbell, what are some characteristics of yellow press newspapers?

Daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics

What is the primary difference between tabloid newspapers and mainstream media outlets with regard to checkbook journalism?

Tabloid newspapers do not verify the truth or accuracy of paid information

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