What is another word for sensationalism?

Pronunciation: [sɛnsˈe͡ɪʃənəlˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Sensationalism is a term used to describe media coverage or news stories that are meant to be shocking, attention-grabbing, or controversial in order to attract viewing or reading audiences. Synonyms for sensationalism include hype, exaggeration, hyperbole, drama, theatrics, or sensationalistic reporting. Other synonyms may include alarmism, panic-mongering, or tabloid journalism. While some forms of sensationalism can be harmless, such as entertainment news or gossip, others can be problematic, such as spreading false information or creating fear-mongering that can lead to panic or harm. Thus, it is important to be mindful of the language and tone used in news reporting, and to ensure that factual and ethical reporting is prioritized over sensationalism.

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Usage examples for Sensationalism

The public, with an established addiction to ever increasing daily doses of sensationalism, and deprived of its shots through this dry spell, snapped out of its apathy to greet this new thrill with vociferous calls to editors, wires to congressmen, telegrams to the Administration.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
It was always difficult to maintain author integrity when the facts did not support the sensationalism required by the employers, and best not to put oneself in such a position.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
5 On ordinary days there were only the usual few science reporters in the press room of E.H.Q. These held their jobs by the difficult compromise between the scientists' insistence upon accuracy and their publishers' equal insistence upon sensationalism.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton

Famous quotes with Sensationalism

  • The thing about most of the media is that they want to reduce everybody to the lowest common denominator. They don't want people to have any heroes. I've got nothing against criticism of political figures, but that's different from a personal attack. It's easier to do sensationalism and character assassination than focus on the real issues. And they're obsessed, it seems, with portraying the ugliest side of humanity—the dishonesty, hypocrisy, ego battles, and fights. How dare Fox, CNN, and MSNBC call themselves news stations? They're entertainment stations.
    Jesse Ventura
  • Driven by a pathological addiction to sensationalism, he creates the most sensless difficulties and dangers, risking other people's safety and even their lives — just so he can eventually say that he, Herzog, has beaten seemingly unbeatable odds.
    Werner Herzog
  • Attempting to define the sensationalism of the press, Malcolm Muggeridge came up with the slogan 'Give us this day our daily story.' A doomed effort, because all it did was remind the reader that the King James Version of the Lord's Prayer was better written than an article by Muggeridge.
    Clive James

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