Examples of sensationalism in a Sentence
The network was accused of sensationalism in its reporting.
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The film is measured, thoughtful, and makes no moves toward sensationalism.
That was a process of leaking and sensationalism that sought first to damage the Trump campaign.
Never the pride of the Fourth Estate, local television journalism has been notorious for its sensationalism, credulity, obsession with crime (particularly, crimes committed by racial minorities), and superhuman corniness.
The rhetoric of the extreme ends of the argument demands attention, as sensationalism always does.
The deaths fueled animal-rights activists' protests against the race, as did a documentary about the sled dog industry that mushers have criticized as sensationalism.
Do not let the sensationalism of television news worry you to a tizzy.
The most glaring example of unhelpful sensationalism, which virtually all sides contribute to, pertains to the Christopher Steele dossier.
In Wolff’s book, aides are constantly working to inform and guide a president who can’t accept intellectualism in favor of sensationalism.
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SENSATIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sensationalism for English Language Learners
: the use of shocking details to cause a lot of excitement or interest
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