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sensationalism

noun [U] uk   /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
the act by newspapers, television, etc. of presenting information in a way that is be shocking or exciting: The newspaper has been accused of sensationalism in its coverage of the murders.
sensationalist
adjective uk   /-ɪst/ us  
sensationalize
verb [T] uk ( UK usually sensationalise)   /-aɪz/ us  
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