boler/research on TDS cited in CTV

i was thrilled to be asked by CTV journalist Andrea Janus to comment on yet another academic study on the effects of The Daily Show…and, the story accurately captures my concerns about how these social science studies reductively misrepresent the cultural significance of “fake news” and satire… Is ‘fake news’ informative? Study tests fun vsContinue reading “boler/research on TDS cited in CTV”

highlight on current research: Rethinking Media, Democracy, and Citizenship

Exciting new findings are rolling in as we conclude three years of SSHRC-funded research on “Digital Dissent”: What motivates people to blog, post movies, engage in online political activities? To what extent does frustration with corporate-owned media motivate those who engage in such practices as the Bushin30Seconds contest, writing political blogs, blogging about TheContinue reading “highlight on current research: Rethinking Media, Democracy, and Citizenship”