Definition of yellow journalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


yellow journalism

BrE BrE//ˌjeləʊ ˈdʒɜːnəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌjeloʊ ˈdʒɜːrnəlɪzəm//
[uncountable] (US English) Journalism
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newspaper reports that are exaggerated and written to shock readers From a comic strip The Yellow Kid that was printed in yellow ink to attract readers’ attention. See related entries: Journalism
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: yellow journalism