My Ssec Capstone Project ‘Famous people are fascinating and stories about their exciting lifestyles are often in the news’

‘Famous people are fascinating and stories about their exciting lifestyles are often in the news’

‘Famous people are fascinating and stories about their exciting lifestyles are often in the news’ (Primicias News 2017). Magazines, newspapers and even the tabloids compete on a daily basis to publish articles on the lives of celebrities. With the rise of reality TV show, celebrities are exposing themselves like never before and this is catching the attentions of all ages. Journalists do not only report on the known facts, as more often than not these days, they are adding legs to most of their stories. The paparazzi targeted film star-Lindsey Lohan and one of them deliberately ran into her car so that he could capture her reaction; the paparazzi often try to capture images of celebrities which depict them in a bad light. (Garret et al, 2014). It is understandable that the media want to satisfy and attract more readers, however, they are looking for scandals, affairs and problems to write sensational articles. With social media, it is much easier for the paparazzi to post photos on-line and within minute the whole world will be made aware of a new gossip story which may have many exaggerations while shinning a negative light on an unsuspecting celebrity. As a result of digital technology, many public figures’ are having their daily lives scrutinized more than ever before. Upon examination, famous people richly deserve to have more privacy and protection from the press, such as having a private life when they are out of the public eye, not being followed by they paparazzi when they are out with family or friends and finally receiving protection from the law when journalists try to go too far.

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