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Junk food news is a sardonic term for news stories that deliver "sensationalized, personalized, and homogenized inconsequential trivia" (Carl Jensen), especially when such stories appear at the expense of serious investigative journalism. It implies a criticism of the mass media for disseminating news that, while not very nourishing, is "cheap to produce and profitable for media proprietors."

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