Category Archives: Satire

Master Class: Psychology of Fake News

I will be teaching a master class at the Chautauqua Institute on the Psychology of Fake News on Tuesday, August 15. You can sign up here: chq.org/season/take-a-class. Full Description: Fake news is not new. Its current incarnation is the outcome of … Continue reading

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Laughing With vs. Laughing At: Seeing satire through a marginalized lens

The hegemonic dominance of a White, Christian, heterosexual, middle class, male lens, inhibits the audience potential to understand and be impacted by marginalized satire. Continue reading

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Learning and Laughing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as Educational Entertainment

My Capstone student, Patty Terhune, a TRF major at Newhouse knocked it out the park this week with a great analysis, a hilarious presentation, and award for Best Capstone Project in the professional programs category for 2017. SO PROUD!! So excited … Continue reading

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16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media: Donny Jackson

Check out pictures, tweets, and video at Storify. Clips coming soon! UPDATE: Congratulations to Donny Jackson, Ph.D. and Kamau Bell for their first Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program! Donny Jackson, executive producer and show runner for CNN’s “United Shades of … Continue reading

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WTF is Real Fake News?: The Mashup of Reality and Satire

We lack a shared reality thereby making it impossible to ridicule the absurdity of reality. Continue reading

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