Mass Media, and its influence on early American LIfe. Yellow Journalism. Society's need for yellow journalism “journalism without a soul”. What is “Yellow Journalism”?. Any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion has a term of Yellow Journalism.
Society's need for yellow journalism
“journalism without a soul”
News stories were colourfull and unusual.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your
huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming
shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-
tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Radio became a beacon of American life at the turn of the 20th century.
Information/news could enter homes at speeds unseen in the previous century.
President Roosevelt (FDR) used to give “fire side chats” every week to the nation.