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When political comedy turns personal: humor types, audience evaluations, and attitudes
(Howard Journal of Communications, 2014-02)
This study examines the impact of diverse comedy types on relevant political attitudes and what happens when the comedy content moves beyond the political to focus on personal attributes that are beyond a politician’s ...
The politics of representing disability: exploring news coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
(Sage Publications, 2015)
Twenty-five years on from the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), media representation of people with disability has become even more significant. More recently, the implementation of the National ...
Stepping backwards with disability humor? The case of NY Gov. David Paterson's representation on "Saturday Night Live."
(Ohio State University Libraries, 2014)
In the modern era, discerning TV viewers know the shows that trade in cheap laughs by making fun of people with disabilities are not tapping into much creativity. So it was a surprise in 2008 when the highly regarded comedy ...
iTechnology as cure or iTechnology as empowerment: What do North American news media report?
(Ohio State University Libraries, 2016)
With the growth of tablet technology as a communication method for many people with disabilities, the news media have created new narratives about disability, as well as reinforcing older narratives. This project evaluates ...