In July of 2012, CNN conducted an online poll asking visitors to the site to offer their
opinions about the appropriate punishment for a well-known celebrity who had violated
the terms of her probation. Like the 1936 Literary Digest straw poll, this poll violated a
well-known cardinal rule of survey sampling, a problem researchers call __________.
What is yellow journalism? How did it change the way the media covered news stories?
How is yellow journalism similar to, and different from, modern infotainment?