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Yellow Journalism And Mass Media
Yellow Journalism and Mass Media
It is the news that informs us of the events that change our lives and
entertains us when we are seeking something to do. Journalism has been the
staple of American life for quite some time and will probably keep the same
effect for years to come. Journalism has also changed many lives in American
History. Furthermore, I leave you with my essay on the the hype of the early
ninteen hundreds; the infamous Yellow Press.
Basically, Yellow Journalism was the given name to mass media in the
early eighteenth century. It consisted of cartoons, illustrations, catchy stories,
and things that appealed to the readers interests and values(Mass Media 1).
Sometimes the contents were fraudulent and emphasized tragedies. These types
of contents sold papers in great volumes and created a large profit for such
papers as the “New York World” and the “Journal.”(Century 168)
The owner of the “New York Journal” and the overall founder of yellow
journalism itself was of the name Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer immigrated to the
United States from Hungary(Pulitzer 1). Early on in his career he worked as a
reporter where he picked up most of his journalism skills. Later on, Pulitzer
purchased the “New York World.” At the time the “World” was not very successful,
but Pulitzer managed to turn it into one of the most successful papers in New
York. He managed to make his paper successful by using the many “yellow”
techniques mentioned before. Some people thought these methods were immoral
and scandalous(Century 166-172).
Pulitzer’s only real competiton was from a man by the name of William
Hearst. Hearst owned the paper by the name “ The Journal.” The “Journal” was
also highly successful. Harsh competition took place between the two
The major break or “turning point” in the sensationalism movement was
the sinking of the battelship “Maine.” Soon after the tragedy, the yellow press
had a war scare on Spain . For example, the scare- head technique where they
would post something to catch the readers’ eye such a the word “massacre” or
other graphic words that would ingnite the publics’ interest. As many as five or
six publications daily were out relating to the supposed war against Spain.
Vicious competition between Hearst and Pulitzer took place over stories. As a
result of the need for stories to keep the public interested fraudulent stories
developed and outraged many people(Yellow Kid 2).
As far as the the publics feeling towards the yellow press they did not
take kindly to it. Many people wrote letters to editors complaining on the
falsities and other problems. The newspapers and magazines were baned from
several respectable places. Among the places that the publications were banned
included; libraries, schools, reading rooms, and clubs. The reason people sought
to rid of the publications were because of their trashy content and their
falsities(Yellow Kid 5).
Although the actual origin of the term “Yellow Press” is still unknown,
whether it be the color of the paper or the many cartoons written about the
publications including the “yellow” character the press made a significant
impact on society(Yellow Kid 3). The press brought more jobs into the publishing
industry and brought a new style to the world of journalism. Although the
publications did not go over well with most of the public, they made millions of
dollars in profit(Century 167). So may the legacy of the mass media and it’s
founders live on through the journalism of today.
Topics Related to Yellow Journalism And Mass Media
Tabloid journalism, Political terminology, Yellow journalism, The Yellow Kid, New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, New York Journal-American, Newspaper, William Randolph Hearst, New York Press
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