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Source: Passaic Daily News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “A Good Thing for Journalism”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Passaic, New Jersey
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 25
Issue number: none
Pagination: 4

“A Good Thing for Journalism.” Passaic Daily News 19 Sept. 1901 v25: p. 4.
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yellow journalism.
Named persons
William Randolph Hearst.


A Good Thing for Journalism

     The crusade against yellow journalism, although it is centred on William R. Hearst, the father of the type, is not confined to the three big newspapers he owns in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. He has had numerous [imitators?], because for a long while his policy seemed to be profitable and popular.
     There is a yellow newspaper in Philadelphia, a yellow newspaper in St. Louis, a yellow newspaper in Buffalo, a yellow journal in Detroit, while in numerous smaller cities the pattern has been followed as closely as the imitators dared. Sometimes, happily, the innovation has not been welcome. There is a yellow newspaper in Atlanta which is languishing. The people of the South comprise some of the best stock in America, and their patriotism is too intense to allow Unamericanism to flourish among them.
     We see yellow journalism now paying the homage which vice pays to virtue. Nobody’s lamentations are louder, and even their printed hypocricies [sic] are less disgusting than the pictorial slobber which they are pouring out. But their day has come. Yellow journalism is doomed. It can never flourish on the old lines. Such examples of it as survive the shock of the recent assassination will be without their past virulence. They will be a tamed and cowed lot, with their fangs extracted. The public has had its lesson, and heeds it. It will be a good thing for the country, and will start journalism back to its old paths of truth, patriotism and honor.



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