“Studies have shown that 0ne in four Americans received their election news from late-night comedy shows. And yet the literature on news parody still has significant limitations” – says Caroline V. Leicht.
The author claims that although news parody as a form of political communication has been at the centre of various studies, some “limitations and gaps in the literature remain substantially unexplored”. The podcast is based on Caroline V. Leicht’s PSR article: Nightly News or Nightly Jokes? News Parody as a Form of Political Communication: A Review of the Literature.
Leicht, C. V. (2022). Nightly News or Nightly Jokes? News Parody as a Form of Political Communication: A Review of the Literature. Political Studies Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/14789299221100339
Caroline V Leicht received her MA from the University of Liverpool and is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on political satire as a form of political communication in electoral contexts in the United States.
Dr Eliza Kania, Brunel University London