Poll: Too Much Celebrity News

I’ve been writing here a lot about the “culture of celebrity” in American media and I’ll be writing more about it as it continues to shape what we see, hear and read.

This survey, out this week, shows that the vast majority of Americans – 87% – believe that the media covers “celebrity scandal” too much and other types of stories too little.

Media decision-makers can’t use the “it gets ratings” excuse anymore. The fact is – TV news ratings and newspaper circulations are down as celebrity content is up.