What is Yellow Journalism? - Definition, History & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Yellow journalism is a sensational style of newspaper reporting that began during ______

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1. How did yellow journalism contribute to a climate of war fever in the United States?

2. Yellow journalists would often exaggerate the truth, or even lie, in order to ______

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the sensational historical roots of yellow journalism, while showing you how some of the traits of yellow journalism still exist in modern media.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • When and why yellow journalism started in the United States
  • Motives behind yellow journalism
  • Modern examples of yellow journalism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related yellow journalism lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the media's role in the Spanish American War in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding style and traits of yellow journalism

Additional Learning

To learn more about yellow journalism, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define yellow journalism
  • Trace how yellow journalism has evolved from the 19th century to the present day
  • Understand the impact of yellow journalism on the Spanish-American War