Effects of Celebrity News<br />"There is a sense that celebrities are more real than we are; people feel more real in the presence of a celebrity.” –Andy Denhart<br />
Skews Values<br />What matters has changed.<br />Trivial stories now covered.<br />Focus is on a global community vs. local community.<br />
Affects Sense of Self<br />• Celebrities themselves develop multiple senses of “self.”<br />• Audience glorifies some celebrities, trying to emulate their lifestyle.<br />• Leads to depression, emptiness, obsession <br />
Cause Awareness Increases<br />• When a celebrity has a disease or fights for a cause, often there is increased news coverage on the issue.<br />
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