Televised political shows and mockery

Study “On the discourse of mocking in U.S. televised political discussions” by    Christopher Jenks investigated the various aspects of mocking in televised political shows, or mock news, using critical discourse analysis. Mock news is a genre that is similar to traditional news programs in the sense that they also focus on covering, discussing and … Continued

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ARTICLE: More news about the EU, stronger European identity

Exposure to news about the European Union increases Europeans’ feeling of togetherness, write Waqas Ejaz and Jens Wolling, both of Technical University of Ilmenau, with Marco Bräuer, of the German Federal Office for the Family and Civil Society (author names not in original order). The authors analysed data from the 2013 Eurobarometer survey, which questioned … Continued

REPORT: Traditional media most influential in UK elections

Traditional media, and broadcast media in particular, was most influential during the 2015 general elections in the United Kingdom, writes Colin Byrne, of the public relations company Weber Shandwick. The elections were anticipated to be the first, true ‘social media elections’, and media companies were geared to deliver just that, Byrne writes. In his report, … Continued

ARTICLE: Irregular immigration in news, a comparison

The journal American Behavioral Scientist has published a collection of online-first articles dealing with irregular immigration and media. The collection features five original articles, each with a comparative take on the subject. The researched countries are France, Norway and the United States. Following are short summaries of the articles.   Tine Ustad Figenschou, of University … Continued