n. The act or process of trivializing or dumbing down.
Shoddy ethics, rampant sensationalism, entertainment masquerading as news, unfounded rumour disseminated as fact, unsourced stories, brazen invasions of privacy — it's the paparazzification of journalism.
Century City went mad with celebrities, VIPs and paparazzi Monday night for the premiere at the Cineplex Odeon of the new Constantin Costa-Gavras film, 'Mad City,' starring Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Mia Kirshner and Alan Alda. This is a film with a message, and the message is the media, or 'the paparazzification of the media,' as Costa-Gavras describes this hostage drama about a TV reporter (Hoffman) who makes the news happen at the same time he reports it.
I'm a victim, I tell you — a victim of tabloidization and paparazzification and voyeurization and probably four or five other -izations that don't even have names yet.