Sensationalism Revolving Around Celebrity Lawbreaking Sensationalism in journalism has always occurred. Sensationalism is used to get a rise out of the viewer, to sell newspapers and to generate commotion and interest surrounding a story. Sensationalism, however, is not in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. This set of journalistic moral standards calls for the utmost culpability and integrity when it comes to reporting the news. The Code of Ethics tells journalists to seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable. Unfortunately, this is not often the case in many news communications. Throughout history, many journalists deal with sensationalism differently, especially surrounding high...The end:
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