Sensationalism is a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to present biased impressions on events which may cause a manipulation to a story’s truth. Sensationalism may include reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that don’t influence overall society and biased presentations of newsworthy topics in a trivial or tabloid manner contrary to the standards of professional journalism.
Some tactics include being deliberately obtuse, appealing to emotions, being controversial, intentionally omitting facts and information, being self-centered and acting to obtain attention. Trivial information and events are sometimes misrepresented and exaggerated as important or significant. They include stories about the actions of individuals and groups of people. The content is often insignificant and irrelevant relative to the macro-level day-to-day events that occur globally.
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