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Journalism is an aspect of writing or type of media presentation that attempts to focus on bringing reported facts to the audience. Traditionally, unlike "editorials", opinion in journalism is not generally overt. However, especially with the variety of information sources availability, journalists have become an open part of entertainment, propaganda, opinion formations, and change - for "good" and for "bad".
In the 1980s, a new breed of journalism started creeping into the United States Media, with the trend quickly exporting to other countries and their own journalists. USA Today was perhaps one of the first/best newspapers for creating this "happy news". The intent was ratings, at all costs. Stories were stripped down to the smallest bits of necessary information, bold energetic colors and headlines won the reader over, and editorials started to be far less "intellectually" bent, and far more "show me the money" writing.
Over the next 20 years in the United States, infotainment channels began to pop-up, blurring the distinction between true journalism that has at its core the idea of presenting "truth", and the new aspects of infotainment, marketing. Gimmicky shows, hosts that aggressively called people out to embarrass them, so-called "loudmouths" who used their pulpit just to be heard became common forms of infotainment.
At its height, Fox News stopped being news at all, and became an admitted loudspeaker for one political party and for the White House. Truth no longer mattered at all, and the entertainment value was used to "sell" only one side.
 Journalists and sources
Journalists generally hold a unique status in courtrooms. Unlike doctors and lawyers, they are not protected from discussing sources by legal privileges. Journalists traditionally have been given slightly more leeway to keep a source protected than the average witness at a trial, based on the argument that they would otherwise never be able to get "sources" to talk. There is also a long tradition of journalists willing to be in "Contempt of Court" to protect sources (this apparently does happen and isn't restricted to legal dramas on TV).
 Yellow journalism
So-called "yellow journalism" is the tendency for journalists to sensationalize an event for the sake of either sale of the individual article to a news source, or for the news source to sell to the populace. The term yellow journalism' applies equally to those overly glorified or gorified individual stories within a particular media outlet (newspaper, television show, or magazine) as well as particular media outlets whose entire presentation is yellow journalism, such as the National Enquirer.