Is celebrity news, news?

Turner, Graeme (2014) Is celebrity news, news?. Journalism, 15 2: 144-152. doi:10.1177/1464884913488719

Author Turner, Graeme
Title Is celebrity news, news?
Journal name Journalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-8849
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1464884913488719
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 144
End page 152
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract In asking if celebrity news really is news as we know it, this article turns to an examination of the modes of production characteristic of celebrity news. Celebrity news is highly dependent upon the services of the publicity and promotions industries, and upon the provision of visual material from an increasingly well-organized set of paparazzi agencies. With the importance of the visual in today’s competitive media market, and the fact that most news organizations are now choosing to compete on the basis of entertainment rather than information, celebrity news has developed new modes of production that differentiate its practices and assumptions from many of the practices and assumptions underlying traditional versions of news and of newsgathering. Among the results, the article argues, is the redefinition of gossip as news, as it moves out of the social pages and onto the front pages.
Keyword Celebrity
Journalism practice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 2 June 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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