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Political Satire: Satirical News Affinity and its Relationship with Political Knowledge and Traditional News Media Consumption

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dc.contributor.advisor Reineke, Jason en_US
dc.contributor.author Binford, Matthew Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T14:34:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T14:34:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-17 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4535
dc.description.abstract In recent years there has been a growing debate about the role satirical news plays in society and whether satirical news use is responsible for increased political knowledge and participation among its audience. Survey data from both the 2010 and 2012 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press’s Biennial Media Consumption Survey is used to test this relationship along with the role satirical news plays in the consumption of more traditional news sources. Going even deeper, this study attempts to determine the extent to which individual’s use of satirical and traditional news media interact to influence political knowledge. Findings suggest that satirical news use significantly increases both overall news enjoyment and knowledge. Additionally, traditional news use seems to moderate the relationship between satirical news use and knowledge, with the relationship appearing highest, but flattest, among heavy users of traditional news and lowest, but more steeply positive, among lighter users of traditional news. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Colbert en_US
dc.subject Humor en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject News en_US
dc.subject Satire en_US
dc.subject Stewart en_US
dc.title Political Satire: Satirical News Affinity and its Relationship with Political Knowledge and Traditional News Media Consumption en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kalwinsky, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Blake, Ken en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Mass communication en_US
dc.subject.umi Political Science en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Mass Communications en_US


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