News Interest Index: Public Blames Media for Too Much Celebrity Coverage

  • August 02, 2007
An overwhelming majority of the public (87%) says celebrity scandals receive too much news coverage. This criticism generally holds across most major demographic and political groups. Virtually no one thinks there is too little coverage of celebrity scandals, according to new national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

When asked who is most to blame for the amount of coverage these kinds of stories receive, a majority of the public point to the media. Fully 54% of those who say celebrity news is over-covered also believe news organizations are to blame for giving these stories so much coverage. Roughly a third (32%) say the public is to blame for paying so much attention to them, and another 12% say the media and the public are both equally to blame.

Read the full article Public Blames Media for Too Much Celebrity Coverage at the Pew Research Center Web site.