Producing Journalistic News Satire : How Nordic Satirists Negotiate a Hybrid Genre

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Koivukoski , J & Ödmark , S 2020 , ' Producing Journalistic News Satire : How Nordic Satirists Negotiate a Hybrid Genre ' , Journalism studies , vol. 21 , no. 6 , pp. 731-747 . https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1720522

Title: Producing Journalistic News Satire : How Nordic Satirists Negotiate a Hybrid Genre
Author: Koivukoski, Joonas; Ödmark, Sara
Contributor organization: Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
P3 - Publics, Politics & Promotions
Helsinki Hub on Emotions, Populism and Polarisation
Date: 2020-04-25
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Journalism studies
ISSN: 1461-670X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1720522
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/332835
Abstract: Political satire is an elusive hybrid genre that through its evolution over the past two decades has gained both media and scholarly interest. Inspired by American TV shows like Last Week Tonight, a new wave of more journalistic news satire has spread across the world. Studies have scrutinized its contents and effects, but the production side has remained largely uncovered. This study applies the concepts of genre and boundary work to analyze how advocates of this practice relate themselves to news journalism and previous satire. Based on qualitative interviews with 16 key production team members of four topical satire programs, we investigate how Nordic news satirists interpret their aims and work routines. We argue that both Finnish and Swedish news satirists embrace some of the traditional values of journalism such as striving for factuality, political relevance, and monitoring the powerful while they simultaneously aim for more emotional, opinionated, and exaggerated expression than in regular news reporting. The implications of this hybrid, "neomodern" ethos are examined.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
Satire
infotainment
comedy
interview studies
political humor
hybridity
THE-DAILY-SHOW
POLITICAL SATIRE
BOUNDARY-WORK
DRAWING LINES
JON STEWART
SOFT NEWS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion


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