Yellow Journalism

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Yellow Journalism Yellow journalism is a type of writing that exaggerates or can be biased to one particular opinion or belief that is said to be written as the truth. When writing yellow you take factual information and changing facts to keep readers interested. Yellow journalism could also be used to establish fear, concern and even in certain cases sympathy to readers to keep them enriched in the article. Where did Yellow Journalism come from? William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer are considered to be the father of Yellow Journalism. Yellow journalism was born during the industrial revolution period, which was famous for the invention of the printing press, which aloud for mass production of mass media. During the late 1890’s Joseph Pulitzer owned New York’s most popular news paper, the New York World. Soon after Pulitzer’s paper became number one, William Randolph created his own paper, New York World, which became his largest competitor. So where did the term Yellow Journalism come from, it originated between two rival paper companies in the early 1900’s, over a comic strip called the “Yellow Man “ . Really the whole competition started because of the ink they used for printing the comic and because Hearst stole Pulitzer’s cartoonist. So after Pulitzer lost his cartoonist he was forced to hire another one and duplicate his original design which caused the conflict. Michael Jackson’s overdosed in May of 2009 caused quite a fuss when they suspected his personal physician of murder. Conrad Murray was suspected of over dosing Michael Jackson on Demerol. Demerol is synthetic narcotic drug that is used to treat chronic pain. Just months before Michael Jackson death, he was given a clean bill of health, though he was not in tip top shape he was not expected to drop dead with no warning. His death became controversial when the autopsy report came in…...

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