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Yellow Journalism Research Project

Iman Hussain ,English 9 Hour 2

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Transcript of Yellow Journalism Research Project

DECEMBER, 21, 2015
separate elements
a cup
of coffee
"Journalists, publishers, and reporters should produce newsworthy stories & responsibly
stick to the facts in order
to save time, money, and space."

Yellow Journalism

Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration Claims are usually melodramtic, and there generally are few to no citations.(www.wisegeek.org)

What is a "media sucking pig" -person or product that feeds off media attention.

While the media is busy covering sensationalist stories, issues that affect our lives & the whole world receive little attention. (DailySource.com)

Newsroom that's already spread too thin decides to devote valuable power to the media pig, topics that are actually newsworthy are being underreported or, worse, not reported at all.
How are people supposed to trust a anything they say when this practice is so overused?
Sensationalism is always a bad thing mainly because when the media finally tells things exactly as they happened(if they ever do), who will believe them?
Lying only causes harm, and doing it constantly is even WORSE (debate.org)
Journalists chase sensational stories because they think it will sell papers, not because they think it is important news.
A study conducted from American Society of Newspaper Editors found that 85 percent of the public believes that "newspapers frequently over-dramatize some news stories just to sell more papers." -Daily Source.org

So why do it?
Also b/c of this, the distinction between accurate and inaccurate news has completely vanished.(Buzzle.com)
For those in the news producing industry, a piece of advice.
Just because "everyone's talking about it" or "its gotta billion hits on YouTube" does not make a story newsworthy.
Next time that media-sucking pig comes along with its snout sniffing for attention, recall the reason why you got in the news business in the first place and take the higher ground

"After sucking the life out of every media source in the country, not to mention closing down the Denver airport and calling out the National Guard, Balloon Boy and family stopped at every cable news station along the way. Then came the moment that will go down in Awkward Silence history, when little Falcon outed his entire family on national television when he told Larry King that he was hiding because his dad told him to, because they "were doing it for a show."(editorandpublisher.com)

"To be fair, if the boy really was in the balloon that sailed over the state of Colorado at an altitude of 7,000 feet, it would most definitely be news. But the second he was found safe and sound at home, it should have been back to business as usual for news media. But it wasnt, it still continued to blow up headlines." (editorandpublisher.com)

"We'll let the fact that no one originally questioned the "homemade weather balloon" ploy slide. Not to mention, the boy's name is Falcon." (editorandpublisher.com)

"Who could forget Balloon Boy, the charming, all-American six-year-old who, in 2009, floated away from his parents' backyard in a homemade weather balloon? Just one problem: Balloon Boy was never in the balloon. He was hiding out in the garage the entire time." (editorandpublisher.com)
Examples of sensationalized news and ways news corporation attract views
People in the news industry should be more truthful in the works they produce and provide evidence because whats the point of having truth if you cant back it up with proof? Journalists and publishers dont need is a non-news story sucking up reporters' time because time=money, pages of the paper=more money, and then the space on the website which is even more money.
ISSUES: Covering Media-sucking pig
Sticking to the facts
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