Infotainment is information-based content that includes entertainment.
Helps enhance popularity among audience.
There are two types of news:
There are times when the journalists make the crossover into entertainment:
Yellow journalism certainitaly has diminshed over its 100 plus life span, but is still evident in today's media.
Is Fox News considered yellow?
Tabloid magazines, such as the Star, the Globe and the Enquirer can be considered yellow journalism.
W.R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer
Heasrt aquires a fortune and buys the New York Journal.
Hearst drops the price of newspaper.
Pulitzer hires cartoonist Homer Davenport, creater of the "Yellow Kid." The cartoon first appeared in the Journal.
Hearst's assessment of "asian peril" in San Francisco. http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/nypress.html
Newspapers were the major source of news in America.
Editers would report their own biased interpertation of the news rather than objective journalism.
Readers were unable to verify if the information was factual.
With this type of sensentational journalism,the newspaper industry had political power i.e. the Spanish-American War http://alt.tnt.tv/movies/tntoriginal/roughriders/jour.home.html