PSR Podcast #20: Caroline V. Leicht, Nightly News or Nightly Jokes? News Parody as a Form of Political Communication: A Review of the Literature

“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.

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Leicht, C. V. (2022). Nightly News or Nightly Jokes? News Parody as a Form of Political Communication: A Review of the LiteraturePolitical 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.

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Dr Eliza Kania, Brunel University London

BBC Women’s Hour: Stephanie Stark on NY voters, confirmed allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo, and her research published in PSR

“What are you to do when your values align from the outside, but your instinct tells you this environment is toxic?” – Stephanie Stark’s comment on New York voters’ response to the confirmed allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Stark is a former Cuomo’s staffer and she based her commentary on the PSR article co-authored with Dr Sofia Collignon (University of London).

The part on Governor Cuomo’s case starts at 19m10s.