Sensationalism in the news media is a serious problem because it undermines readers’ ability to think critically about the information they are absorbing. It is particularly dangerous when the articles discuss research in health-science related fields as these articles can have a direct link to the readers’ decisions regarding their health.
Sensationalism is a type of editorial tactic in mass media. Events and topics in news stories are selected and worded to excite the greatest number of readers and viewers. This style of news report encourages biased impressions of events rather than neutrality, and may cause a manipulation to the truth of a story.
Like Cicero, critics of sensationalism have always claimed that when there is a finite amount of space available for news, the substantive stuff invariably gets shoved aside when more lurid fare comes along. That argument might have had some currency back when the news universe was limited to newspapers, radio and the Big Three network newscasts.
Danielle K Kilgo, of University of Texas, Summer Harlow, of Florida State University, Víctor García-Perdomo, of University of Texas, and Ramón Salaverría, of University of Navarra examine how sensationalism impacts social sharing. The study is based on analysis of 400 articles from online news organizations across the Americas. The article evaluates the sensational treatment of …
Media outlets are often blamed for sensationalism in today's news coverage. Reporters are criticized for exaggerating the facts in the name of getting higher Nielsen ratings or more newspaper subscriptions. Online journalists are accused of writing "clickbait" headlines to boost advertising sales.
There are certain examples or news articles which have portrayed media sensationalism. The most recent one was a case where the mother was acquitted for the child's murder by the Court. But media channels already etched her as a murderer in our minds making her life a hell in our society.
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Sensationalism, in epistemology and psychology, a form of Empiricism that limits experience as a source of knowledge to sensation or sense perceptions. Sensationalism is a consequence of the notion of the mind as a tabula rasa, or “clean slate.”In ancient Greek philosophy, the Cyrenaics, proponents of a pleasure ethic, subscribed unreservedly to a sensationalist doctrine.
The use of sensationalism influences the reader to form certain opinions about a crime or the individuals involved in the crime. In this study, I attempt to identify the techniques used to incorporate both subtle and obvious sensationalism in online reports of four murders that took place in South Africa between 2009 and 2016.
There is news constantly being produced for online reading, TV, and — never forget — print. ... 5 Scary & Sensational News Stories That Were (Thankfully) Proven False ... and while journalists ...