Sensational Reality

To compete with online viral video, mainstream television is becoming more sen
Description - Traditional media is even more sensational with reality TV shows becoming one of most prominent vehicles of schadenfreude. Many of these shows let viewers indulge in the misfortune or stupidity of others (as witnessed in America’s Most Smartest Model). MySpace stars, obsessive fans, children in adverse situations and shows about the inner workings of print media were also on viewer radars.

Implications - The rise of these shows offers ample opportunity for stealth product placement or brand endorsement. The individuals on these shows want a chance at stardom, and financial gain is not their ultimate goal. They are ideal marketing mediums.
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