Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland. She researches political comedy, new media, and public opinion. Views expressed are her own.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Teaching and Researching Political Comedy
I wrote a piece for the October 2012 Faculty Voice (The University System of Maryland's faculty newspaper) entitled, "No Laughing Matter: Researching and Teaching about Comedy, Popular Culture, and Politics"
Here's the intro:
I watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report for “homework.” At least that’s what I tell my students. In truth, as an academic researcher who studies the impact of popular culture and entertainment on political behavior and attitudes, I do consume more than my fair share of comedy content — the thing is, I’m not the only one tuning in.
You can access the full piece here