Whether it’s about Love Island winners Jack and Dani or Twitter drama between Kanye West and Drake, audiences want to know what is going on in celebrities’ lives.
The Role of the Media in Celebrity Coverage
The media has always played an important role in the society as it is a medium that is used by people to get information about what is happening in the world. This information can be easily accessed by people as they can listen to radio, watch TV and read newspapers. The media has been always a source of entertainment for the people as they provide them with all kind of interesting news about famous personalities and celebrities. People are very much interested in the lives of these famous personalities and hence they like to read about their personal issues.
However the media should remember that the famous personalities have their own private life as well and it is not right to bring their personal things in front of the public. The media should only cover those aspects of their lives which are related and concerned with the public. Media some times even try to portray the wrong picture of the famous personalities by bringing their personal issues in front of the public. This is not good as the famous personalities are idolized by the people so they should be portrayed as true and honest persons.
As the popularity of these famous personalities is increasing, there has been an increase in their coverage by the media. This is because the media can generate a lot of profit by covering these celebrity scandals. But it is important to note that the media should also give equal attention to other types of news like serious news.
A survey by Everymind has revealed that around a third of the respondents think that celebrity scandals receive too much coverage and that they should not be given as much prominence as other news. A majority of the respondents blame the news media organizations for the excessive coverage.
According to the survey, the most popular purveyors of celebrity scandal news are television, with 27% of the respondents pointing towards cable news networks. Other popular sources include online news websites (18%), magazines (8%), and newspapers (4%). A small percentage of the respondents even name radio news programs.
The Role of the Reader
When it comes to celebrity journalism, readers may have a hard time distinguishing between gossip and news. As a result, they might find themselves reading gossipy stories from unreliable sources just as frequently as they do vetted news from reputable sites. This could be due to the fact that many social media platforms remove any visual branding from content, so a story from a little-known tabloid will look the same on your Facebook feed as one from a more well-known newspaper like The New York Times.
In addition, it might be difficult to discern whether a story is actually an interview with the celebrity in question or simply a piece of speculation or rumors about the star. This is especially true with the proliferation of gossip websites, where the line between fact and fiction can become blurred.
According to an analysis by the American Society of Magazine Editors, women, 56.4%, are the largest audience for magazines. These consumers enjoy a variety of leisure activities and are highly influenced by the editorial content in their favorite publications. They also over-index when it comes to shopping for beauty products and attempting to copy the looks of their favorite celebrities.
For example, two-thirds of the first double page spread in the German version of Cosmopolitan features a large portrait of Alicia Keys that extends over nearly her entire body. On top of that, there is a blue bar highlighting and promoting merchandising products related to her. The article itself, however, only occupies a small section of the center of this page and extends over just three quarters of the next page.
Unlike major public affairs stories, which tend to be serialized and covered in multiple outlets, celebrity or ‘weird news’ articles are often unique to each publication. In this way, they are more likely to be fresh and interesting to readers than a repetitive story that has already been featured in several other outlets. This is a key reason why they tend to attract more clicks and views than non-celebrity stories.
The Role of the Author
In addition to being the subject of media attention, celebrities often serve as ambassadors for products and causes. When consumers see celebrities endorse a product, they assume that the celebrity has vetted the product and that it is of high quality (Hoffner and Buchanan 2005). This can result in greater consumer awareness and recognition for the product or cause as well as increased sales.
Celebrity culture has eroded the status and authority of experts in fields such as science. In the past, scientific advances were attributed to individuals, but nowadays researchers can make huge sums of money by being known as “scientific celebrities.” Celebrities have also become increasingly prevalent in political activism. It is widely believed that celebrities influence public opinion more than activists and politicians do. This is probably due to the fact that people are more able to identify with celebrities, and that their personalities and characteristics appeal to voters.
It is the responsibility of the media to choose which figures will receive air time or copy space, and this decision may aid or hinder notoriety and celebrity. Some panelists pointed out that it is important to focus on what really matters, which includes driving metrics upward such as readership or viewership. However, this must be done without violating the journalistic standard of truth-telling.
Many panelists expressed concern that the media have become too sensational and entertainment-oriented. They advised journalists to maintain a high level of accuracy and integrity when reporting on celebrities. They also emphasized the importance of maintaining professional standards in hiring staff.
Another issue that was raised was the issue of rehashing old stories. It was pointed out that this can lead to a loss of credibility, particularly when the story involves scandalous content. It is suggested that if there is a serious allegation, a new story should be written.
One of the most controversial issues was the discussion on the impact of celebrity mental health disclosures on stigma. Involving celebrities in stigma reduction is an ongoing trend, and some have argued that celebrities can be used as positive role models to promote anti-stigma messages. However, it is suggested that the impact of celebrity mental health disclosures needs to be further investigated before it can be considered as a credible method for reducing stigma.
The Role of the Journalist
In our modern day society we live in, there is a lot of celebrity centred journalism that is shared on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites allow people to share information quickly and easily, which can make it easy for journalists to write about celebrities and their private lives. Celebrity centred journalism is often a popular topic for news because it is entertaining and interesting to the public. It is also a good way for the media to get attention and increase their readership.
The panelists all agreed that the rise of celebrity journalism has brought with it some challenges for the profession. It is important that journalists remain true to their journalistic values, but they must also keep in mind the needs of their audience. They must balance the need to cover stories that are of interest to the public with the need to maintain high standards of professionalism.
Several panelists warned against allowing celebrities to control the content of their work or to push back against any story that they find unsatisfactory. They also stressed the importance of maintaining a strong, reliable fact-checking system and refusing to sacrifice journalistic integrity for the sake of celebrity coverage.
One panelist said that it is necessary to “dumb down” the news for a wide audience, but this should be done in moderation. He noted that it is essential to have a variety of news sources and to use them all to inform the public. In addition, he pointed out that it is important to remember that not all celebrities are created equal and that many of them have positive contributions to society.
While there are some concerns about the impact of celebrity centred journalism on society, most panelists agreed that it is a valuable source of entertainment for the public. They recognized that the public is interested in knowing what happens to their favorite celebrities, whether it is their relationship status or the latest drama between Kanye West and Drake. In addition, they point out that celebrity coverage provides a window into the world of fashion, music and other trends in culture.