The Stewart/Colbert effect : essays on the real impacts of fake news

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1992.77.D28 S74 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PN1992.77.D28 S74 2011
 
 
Summary
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the issues engendered by the popularity of entertainment news, including the role of satire in politics, the declining level of trust in traditional sources of media, the shows' cathartic or informational function, and the ways in which these shows influence public opinion. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here .
Contents
Introduction: surveying scholarship on The daily show and The Colbert report / Josh Compton
New research on The daily show and The Colbert report. The science of satire: The daily show and The Colbert report as sources of public attention to science and the environment / Lauren Feldman, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Edward Maibach
Making sense of The daily show: understanding the role of partisan heuristics in political comedy effects / Michael A. Xenos, Patricia Moy, and Amy B. Becker
Stoned slackers or super citizens? The daily show viewing and political engagement of young adults / Jody C. Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris
Is fake news the real news? the significance of Stewart and Colbert for democratic discourse, politics, and policy / Mark K. McBeth and Randy S. Clemons
Jon Stewart a heretic? surely you jest: political participation and discussion among viewers of late night comedy programming / Dannagal Goldthwaite Young and Sarah E. Esralew
Theoretical considerations. Irony and the news: speaking through cool to American youth / Richard Van Heertum
Wise fools: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as modern day jesters in the American court / Julia R. Fox
I am the mainstream media (and so can you!) / Robert T. Tally, Jr
It's all about meme: the art of the interview and the insatiable ego of the Colbert bump / Kevin A. Wisniewski
Real ethical concerns and fake news: The daily show and the challenge of the new media environment / Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli Carpini.

Additional Information
Subjects Daily show (Television program)
Colbert report (Television program)
Television comedies -- United States -- History and criticism.
Television comedies -- United States -- Influence.
Television and politics -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Political satire, American -- History and criticism.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,2011
Contributors Amarnath Amarasingam.
Language English
Description viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786458868 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786458860 (softcover : alk. paper)
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