4-Yellow Journalism

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Aim: What is yellow journalism? YELLOW JOURNALISM

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Do Now 1. “Newspapers’ jobs are to report the news.” 2. “Newspapers should try to tell their readers what to think about the news.” 3. “It’s OK for newspapers to exaggerate news articles, if it will help sell papers.” 4. “It’s OK for newspapers to make up news articles, if it will help sell papers.” 5. “The New York Daily News is a good newspaper.”

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1. By the late 1800s, however, Spain only controlled: A. Cuba B. Puerto Rico C. The Philippines FREE!!

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Notes 2. In Cuba, rebels were fighting against Spanish rule.

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Notes Many people believed that the American Army should help Cuba because A. Cuba was close to the United States.

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B. We wanted to end slavery in Cuba.

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C. We wanted Cuba’s valuable sugar for ourselves.

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Notes 4. One group of people that wanted America to go to war with Spain was the yellow journalists. 5. Newspapers began to publish stories and pictures from Cuba.

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Notes 6. Yellow journalism is a form of journalism. It tries to downplay legitimate news in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more papers. OR

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Notes 7. Yellow journalism is different from “regular journalism” because it: A. Sometimes exaggerates or makes up the news

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Notes B. Is written at a lower reading level

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Notes C. Cares less about the facts and more about selling papers

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Which is it? Identify the following examples as regular or yellow journalism. Regular Journalism

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Yellow Journalism

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Yellow Journalism

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Regular Journalism

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Yellow Journalism

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Notes 8. Yellow journalism tried to convince Americans to go to war with Spain.

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Notes 9. Yellow journalists made up or exaggerated stories about: A. Spanish cruelty to Cubans. B. Spanish thirst for war with us

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What is the cartoonist suggesting about America’s trust of the Spanish?

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If you were an American that saw this picture in a newspaper, what would you want to do to Spain?

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Why do you think McKinley wanted to avoid a war? What do you think it would take to force him to go to war?

Document 1: “I will supply the war” : 

Document 1: “I will supply the war” In 1898, newspaper owner William Randolph Hearst sent a famous artist to Cuba. The artist was supposed to draw shocking pictures of fighting between Spain and the Cubans rebels who were fighting for their freedom. When the artist arrived in Cuba, however, he found that there was no real fighting. The streets were quiet. The cities remained calm. There was poverty, and people were starving. There were also scattered battles around Cuba. However, the artist saw no real evidence of a major war. Bored, the artist sent a message to Hearst: “There is nothing to draw here,” he said. “There is no war. I want to come home.” The artist soon received a reply from Hearst. “Stay in Cuba,” Hearst wrote. “Do not worry about the war. You will supply the pictures, and I will supply the war.”

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Document 2: The following is a copy of the New York World from 1898.

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Document 3: The following is a copy of the New York Journal from 1898:

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