Definition of sensationalism in English:
1(Especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement: media sensationalism
More example sentences
- As has been pointed out, this is really a story of shoddy journalism and sensationalism, not the value of design in society per se.
- The publishers as well as the journalists of sensationalism have gained fortunes but certainly not honor.
- Going any deeper into speculation would be journalistic sensationalism.
2 Philosophy another term for phenomenalism.
- To swear the sensory intermediaries or observation sentences into truthfulness then, one has to capitulate to sensationalism or phenomenalism and forget physicalism.
- we must not adopt one standpoint, the standpoint of Idealism, or Sensationalism, or Phenomenalism, or any other conception of the world with a name of this kind.
- Example sentences
- This was not simply another overblown case of cheap sensationalist tabloid news.
- Usually tabloids are characterized by their outlandish, sensationalist headlines, at the slightest whim of news.
- The ‘nip and tuck’ style TV shows may be sensationalist cheap TV, but they do reflect a growing trend.
- Example sentences
- Hopefully, this increased level of openness will make reporters think twice about repackaging an out of context quote for the sake of sensationalistic journalism.
- I suggest that, rather than this being the case, any increase in the fear of crime is more likely to be caused by often exaggerated and sensationalistic reporting in the media.
- Where the reporter could possibly have come up with this sensationalistic item, I've no idea.
Pronunciation: /senˈsāSHənləst/ /sənˈsāSHənləst/ /senˈsāSHnələst/ /sənˈsāSHnələst/noun& adjective
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