Antedating of "Yellow Journalism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 10 02:49:43 UTC 2003

yellow journalism (OED 1898)

1897 _L.A. Times_ 11 Mar. 6  [Florida Times Union:]  This coutnry during
recent months, because of the efforts of two rival millionaire
newspaper-owners in New York, working in the same field, to get the better
of ecah other, has had the great exhibition of reckless, sensational
journalism the world has yet seen.  They call theirs the "new journalism,"
while by their contemporaries it is generally styled the "yellow

Fred Shapiro

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