Let’s face it we love gossip, because of this the paparazzi have secured jobs in today’s entertainment world. When waiting in line at the grocery or browsing the magazine section it’s difficult not to see the multiple celebrity gossip magazines that exist. These publications rely on guerilla warfare type photojournalism and reporting of the paparazzi to ambush and raid celebrities in their personal lives to get the latest and greatest stories. Watch TMZ for 30 minutes and it’s easy to see how resilient and aggressive paparazzi are. Although the paparazzi continue to capture material that many love to see, it seems that the word paparazzi has a distinct negative connotation. Many disagree with the paparazzi’s tactics to get the story even though they are continuing to supply the information the audience wants. It’s odd that many stories that the paparazzi report on stem from rumors and sometimes are just made up to create more of an entertainment factor.
Although they may be seen in a negative light, paparazzi possess positive traits. Paparazzi simply do not stop pushing and prying until they have got something for their story. Sure this may be inconsiderate of others but at the end of the day they are completing their jobs. Now apply this persistent and nagging character to a news reporter. Michael Moore tends use similar tactics when reporting for his documentaries and audiences enjoy watching them. So could this be true if we applied it to most traditional news? Are these tactics more entertaining to the audience?