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publication issued periodically, usually daily or weekly, to convey information and opinion about current events. Early Newspapers

The earliest recorded effort to inform the public of the news was the Roman Acta diurna,
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Yellow Journalism


the most reactionary, mercenary bourgeois journalism, which for the sake of sensation publishes fictitious information, scandalous news, and compromising “facts” from the personal lives of famous people. The term “yellow journalism” was coined in the late 19th century in the United States. In 1895 the New York news-papers the World and the Journal began almost simultaneously to carry a picture on the front page showing a child in a yellow shirt who amused the readers with far from childish statements. A fierce rivalry arose between the newspapers over priority. E. Wardman, the editor of the New York Press at that time, used the term “yellow journalism” to refer to the two newspapers arguing about the “yellow kid,” and the term came into use to characterize the basest bourgeois publications. [9-455-l]