15 Minutes of Fame
July 29, 2012 6:45 AM Subscribe
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters.
posted by CollectiveMind to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I keep thinking about the COPS/Jerry Springer phenomenon where people would take any opportunity to be famous just a little even if it meant them showing themselves at their worst.
I'm not talking about that, per se, but I am looking for anything that looks at how the average person (i.e. man/woman on the street) interacts with the media, whether approached by a reporter or if they approach one. Do they in general seek or avoid the chance to be publicized and why?
Internet searches return results about how people feel about job interviews or how people passively consuming news feel about it. I'm not talking about either of those. I want to know about how people actively engage with reporters. Studies, articles, opinions, anything. Thanks.