Virtual Camp: Yellow Journalism or “Fake News”


Provider: Professor Lori Smith – Marietta College

This presentation will explore how yellow journalism of the late 1800s used sensationalized and exaggerated news to attract readers and increase circulation. Learn why it was called “yellow” and about the circulation wars of two prominent New York newspapers. Although a dark period in journalism history, some good came from that era, including the use of investigative reporting.

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