Definition of sensationalism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sensationalism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənəlɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənəlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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a way of getting people’s interest by using shocking words or by presenting facts and events as worse or more shocking than they really are the sensationalism of the popular press
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sensationalism