The college admissions scandal is a tabloid-news dream

As part of Ad Age’s ongoing media-about-media coverage, a quick look at coverage of the college admissions scandal that’s been dominating the national conversation.

The bottom line: This is a story that has a little bit of everything for everyoneincluding celebrity, wealth, power, ridiculously entitled parents, spoiled children, brazen fraud and outright stupiditywhich is why it’s been embraced by media across the spectrum.

The nation’s A-list newpapers all made the scandal front-page, above-the-fold news this morning: The New York Times, for instance, went with the headline “U.S. Charges Rich Parents in College Entry Fraud” (tweaked for the web to “College Admissions Scandal: Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged”). The cable news networks, meanwhile, are particularly obsessed with the camera-ready players in the drama: Felicity “Desperate Housewives” Huffman and Lori “Full House” Loughlin, as well as Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulliplus (bonus!) Loughlin and Giannulli’s Instagram/YouTube-famous daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli. (Ad Age’s Angela Doland rounds up the 19-year-old’s now-controversial work with brands here.)

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