Anderson, J. & Kincaid, A. D. (2013). Media subservience and satirical subversiveness: “The Daily Show,”
“The Colbert Report,” the propaganda model and the paradox of parody. Critical Studies in Media
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After reading the article, answer the following questions, in order. Be sure to label the answer to each question with its corresponding number, rather than writing one long essay. This will make it easier for me to grade your critique. Please double-space using 11 or 12 point font and standard margins.
1. Which theory is used to guide the research in this article? From what you’ve read about the theory, is this theory appropriate for the research? Why or why not?
2. What does this article bring to the theory? Or, in other words, how does it move the theory forward and apply it to a more modern issue? How does it build upon the theory?
3. Concisely summarize the findings of this article.
This journal critique should be no longer than five pages long in total. (without covering page).
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (hereafter TDS) and The Colbert Report (hereafter
TCR) are relevant players in the media landscape. The former premiered on Comedy
Central in 1996 with host Craig Kilborn, but was bequeathed to Jon Stewart in
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