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The Daily Show Effect: Humor, News, Knowledge and Viewers
What happens when the "news" is presented in an amusing format? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is the result of the merging of several entertainment programming trends, notably the news satire format and the talk show ...
Scope It Out 5K: Impact of Community Events on Health Awareness
This study discusses the process of organizing a road race and explores the impact of the subsequent sporting event on the health awareness of participants. Specifically, the study explores the impact of the March 19, 2005 ...
Just for Laughs: An Analysis of 21st Century African American Situational Comedies
There have been studies regarding the roles and stereotypes of African Americans in the American entertainment industry. Most of these studies have been expository pieces, stating the stereotypes portrayed and adopted by ...
A Content Analysis of Television Political Pundits
Following the conclusion of the first 2004 presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry, television political pundits immediately began to assess the performances of each candidate. Two particular elements of ...
BLOGGING POLITICS: A CASE STUDY OF THE 2004 ELECTION
The recent popularity of the weblog, or "blog", has been receiving a significant amount of attention within the mainstream press. While weblogs are devoted to issues ranging across the social spectrum, political weblogs ...
Online Sports Culture: Finding the Sacred in New Media Environments
Recent trends in the development of online sports websites have signaled professional sports leagues awareness of the growing interest fans have in the online medium and the technologies it provides. But, because of the ...