From Cronkite to Colbert

Author: Geoffrey Baym
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
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In a time when increasing numbers of people are tuning out the nightly news and media consumption is falling, the late-night comedians have become some of the most important newscasters in the country. From Cronkite to Colbertexplains why. It examines an historical path that begins at the height of the network age with Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow, when the evening news was considered the authoritative record of the day's events and forged our assumptions about what 'the news' is, or should be. The book then winds its way through the breakdown of that paradigm of 'real' news and into its reinvention in the unlikely form of such popularized shows as The Daily Showand The Colbert Report. From Cronkite to Colbertmakes the case that rather than 'fake news,' those shows should be understood as a new kind of journalism, one that has the potential to save the news and reinvigorate the conversation of democracy in today's society.

Satire TV

Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814732168
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Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil’ Bush to Chappelle’s Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today’s class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.

Colbert s America

Author: Sophia A. McClennen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137343109
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Is the comedy of Stephen Colbert simply fun or is it powerful political satire? Does it entertain viewers or does it empower them? Or does it teach us that in today's media-saturated world those binaries make no sense? Colbert's America claims that Colbert's satire fosters critical thinking about social issues, encourages active citizenship, and entertains the viewer - all at the same time. The first book to cover the various themes and features of The Colbert Report, Colbert's America offers readers insight into the powerful ways that Colbert's comedy challenges the cult of ignorance that has threatened meaningful public debate and social dialogue since 9/11.

Wahlkampf mit Humor und Komik

Author: Andreas Dörner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658179856
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Waren politische Akteure früher primär das Objekt kritischer Spitzen in Satire und Komik, so sind sie gegenwärtig zunehmend als aktive Subjekte daran beteiligt. In den USA ist das schon länger der Fall und der Präsidentschaftswahlkampf 2016 zeigte, dass satirische Interviews dort zum festen Bestandteil der kommunikativen Infrastruktur geworden sind. In Deutschland agiert man noch etwas zurückhaltender, wobei der Bundestagswahlkampf 2013 einen ersten Höhepunkt der Beteiligung bildete. Politische Akteure suchen vor allem die Chance, in komischer Modulation das positive Image eines humorvollen Menschen aufzubauen, der unterhaltsam ist und über sich selbst lachen kann. Gleichzeitig setzen sie sich dabei jedoch einem hohen Risiko aus. Sie treten in Interaktion mit erfahrenen und oft kritisch ausgerichteten Medienakteuren, deren Komikgebrauch einer eigenen Unterhaltungslogik folgt. Dies birgt für Politiker die Gefahr von Unberechenbarkeit, im Fall ungeschickten Agierens sogar die Gefahr, albern, lächerlich und unseriös zu wirken. Der Band präsentiert die Ergebnisse eines empirischen Forschungsprojektes, das den Einsatz von Komik durch politische und mediale Akteure vor der Kamera thematisiert. Ein Schwerpunkt der Untersuchung gilt auch der Aneignung solcher Präsentationen durch die Fernsehzuschauer: Haben die Auftritte tatsächlich einen Einfluss auf die Wähler?

Media Research Methods

Author: James A. Anderson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342530
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Media Research Methods: Understanding Metric and Interpretive Approaches brings the insights of a senior theorist, methodologist, and critic to the classroom. Departing from the methods recipe approach, the text explains the reasons behind the methods and makes the connections to theory and knowledge production. Written in a conversational style, the book engages students and appeals to them as media consumers and users of research. The book takes the reader through each step of the research process, outlining the procedures, differences, strengths and limitations of metric, interpretive and the newer hybrid approaches. The text lays down a strong foundation in empirical research and problem solving, addressing metric topics of hypotheses, sampling, statistics, survey and experimental protocols and interpretive topics of textual analysis, coding, critical engagement and ethnography. A special chapter at the end of the book is a helpful guide for those readers who aspire to a research and analysis career.

Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527412115
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Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.

News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

Author: Geoffrey Baym
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135751641
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In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news parody and political satire programming appearing throughout the world. This collection of innovative chapters takes a close and critical look at global news parody from a wide range of countries including the USA and the UK, Italy and France, Hungary and Romania, Israel and Palestine, Iran and India, Australia, Germany, and Denmark. Traversing a range of national cultures, political systems, and programming forms, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe offers insight into the central and perhaps controversial role that news parody has come to play in the world, and explores the multiple forces that enable and constrain its performance. It will help readers to better understand the intersections of journalism, politics, and comedy as they take shape across the globe in a variety of political and media systems. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Popular Communication.

The Gilded Age A Tale of Today Mark Twain Literary Thoughts Edition

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3741821977
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.