sensationalism

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From sensational +‎ -ism.

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sensationalism (uncountable)

  1. The use of sensational subject matter, style or methods, or the sensational subject matter itself; behavior, published materials, or broadcasts that are intentionally controversial, exaggerated, lurid, loud, or attention-grabbing. Especially applied to news media in a pejorative sense that they are reporting in a manner to gain audience or notoriety but at the expense of accuracy and professionalism.
  2. (philosophy) A theory of philosophy that all knowledge is ultimately derived from the senses.

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