Free

Humor & Its Impact on American Politics-Do political comics make an impact?

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Online event

Event description
Join experts who will talk about the impact of political satire and late night TV on the body politic with Dannagal Young and Lorraine Ali

About this event

Dannagal Young

Dannagal Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication) is an improvisation comedienne, as well as an Associate Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware. Dr. Young's research interests include political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor. She is known for her research on the intersection of entertainment and information, including the effects of shows like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" ; her studies focus on the content, audience, and effects of nontraditional political information. Her scholarly work has explored late-night comedy as a gateway to traditional news and political participation among viewers of late-night comedy. Young's research interests are rooted in her own comedic talents; she performs monthly with a Philadelphia-based improv comedy troupe.

Dr. Young is a Research Fellow with the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication and was awarded the University of Delaware's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center, an Affiliated Researcher with the University of Arizona's National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), and co-editor of "A Crisis of Civility: Political Discourse and its Discontents" (Routledge, 2018).

Her research on the psychology and influence of political entertainment has been widely published including articles in The Columbia Journalism Review, Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mass Media and Society. [Go to CV]. Her book "Irony and Outrage" examines satire and outrage as the logical extensions of the respective psychological profiles of liberals and conservatives (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Lorraine Ali

Lorraine Ali is an American journalist and pundit who is a member of the George Foster Peabody Awards board of jurors. Based in Los Angeles, California, she is a television critic at the Los Angeles Times, where she was previously a senior writer and music editor.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Online event

Organizer Jews United for Democracy and Justice and Community Advocates

Organizer of Humor & Its Impact on American Politics-Do political comics make an impact?

Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) is a broad cross-section of Los Angeles Jews who stand with our community and others to assert a Jewish voice to safeguard the principles and foundations of our constitutional democracy.

Founded in the wake of the executive orders on immigration and refugees, JUDJ is deeply concerned about rising threats to religious tolerance, equal rights, a free and fair press, human dignity, and long-held norms of decency and civil society. We will speak out and take action when our shared Jewish values require us to counter those threats.

Community Advocates, Inc. (CAI) is a nonprofit organization that advocates innovative approaches to human relations and race relations. It was founded on the idea that while we do not live in a perfect world, there has been steady and continuing progress in the arena of race and human relations. CAI is led by its Chairman Richard Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles and President David A. Lehrer, former Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. For many years its vice president was the late Joe R. Hicks, former Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission. CAI spreads its vision through op-eds, speeches, panel presentations, journal articles and broadcast programming.

Save This Event

Event Saved