This term is a criticism of modern journalism. It references to "yellow journalism" - a term used for the sensationalistic journalism during the turn of the 20th century. The green refers to money and the greed of the industry and/or the pro-environmental bias.
Often as sensationalistic as its yellow predecessor, green journalism tends to appeal to our emotions, exploit our fears, and pander to our vanity. It places a political agenda in front of the quest for journalistic truth and in its most demagogic forms tolerates no criticism, branding all who question it as enemies of the people.
by obhwfgirl August 08, 2007