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Experts discuss popularity and effects of political humor
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – The growing popularity of "infotainment,” shows that frame real news stories in a humorous way, has raised questions about whether these shows help engage the politically inactive or trivialize the news. This is the topic of discussion during the annual Media and Politics Symposium from 1:15-2:45 Wednesday, April 25, in TODD 276.
The discussion will be led by a panel of experts including:
Erica Austin, professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and author of multiple studies on media literacy and decision making,
Geoffrey Baym, professor of media studies at the University of North Carolina and the author of "From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News,”
Danna Young, assistant professor in the communication department at the University of Delaware and a researcher in political satire and the psychology behind political humor.
This event is presented by The Foley Institute and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.