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

Author: Amarnath Amarasingam.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amarnath Amarasingam.
ISBN: 9780786458868 0786458860
OCLC Number: 706409927
Description: viii, 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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.
Responsibility: edited by Amarnath Amarasingam ; foreword by Robert W. McChesney.

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"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"--Provided by publisher.

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