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The Yellow Press

Media Literacy in the Modern Age

The Yellow Press, illustration from 1910. This is an old Political cartoon I like to use as my wallpaper. It depicts William Randolph Hearst as a jester tossing newspapers with headlines such as “Appeals to Passion, Venom, Sensationalism, Attacks on Honest Officials, Strife, Distorted News, Personal Grievance, [and] Misrepresentation” to a crowd of eager readers, but more importantly this is […]

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