Publications: Satire & Irony

Tags: Satire, Irony, Popular Culture, Media Studies, Dissent

Boler, Megan. Digital media and democracy: Tactics in hard times. Mit Press, 2010.
Publisher’s profile page, with free download of Introduction here.

Boler, Megan. “Motivations of alternative media producers: Digital dissent in action.” The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Ed. Chris Atton. Routledge, 2015.

Reilly, Ian, and Megan Boler. “The Rally to Restore Sanity, prepoliticization, and the future of politics.Communication, Culture & Critique 7.4 (2014): 435-452.

Boler, Megan and Selena Nemorin. “Dissent, Truthiness, and Skepticism in the Global Media Landscape: twenty-first century propaganda in times of war.”  Oxford University Handbook of Propaganda. Eds. Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Burwell, Catherine, and Megan Boler. “Calling on the Colbert Nation: Fandom, politics and parody in an age of media convergence.Electronic Journal of Communication 18.2 (2008).

Guest Editor with Ted Gournelos, “Irony and Politics: User-Producers, Parody, and Digital Publics,” Electronic Journal of Communication, October 2008, vol. 18, no. 24 themed issues 2, 3, and 4 (entire special journal issue freely accessible online)


Boler, Megan. “The Transmission of Political Critique after 9/11:“A New Form of Desperation”?.M/C Journal 9.1 (2006).

Boler, Megan. “The Daily Show, Crossfire, and the will to truth.” Scan Journal of Media Arts Culture 3.1 (2006).

Boler, Megan. “The Daily Show and Political Activism. Changing the World, One Laugh at a Time.” Counterpunch, 2007

Schmidt, Andrea and Megan Boler. “Will New Media Save Democracy?” Commondreams, 2007.



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