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