[csaa-forum] Media at Sydney, Is there a role for humour in independent media?, Julianna Forlano, Wednesday 20 August

Cesar Albarran Torres cesar.albarrantorres at sydney.edu.au
Mon Jul 21 09:26:14 CST 2014

Media at Sydney presents

Is there a role for humour in independent media?

Julianna Forlano

(City University New York, Brooklyn College)

Is humour appropriate when political issues are serious and critical? In this talk, Julianna Forlano, host of of the award-winning news parody series Absurdity Today, will cover the psychological, and psycho-social reasons why humour works effectively and study what happens when it does not. She will also discuss how media practitioners can harness humour effectively to increase audience engagement.
Date: Wednesday 20th August, 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/julianna-forlano-is-there-a-role-for-humour-in-the-independent-media-tickets-12284704883

Julianna Forlano is a humorist, activist, writer and academic. She is the host of The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and The Progressive Voices Radio Network. She is also the host and creator of the award-winning syndicated political news parody Absurdity Today which can be found on DirectTV and Dish Network’s FSTV, The Young Turks Online Network and other outlets. Ms Forlano also produces The Laughing Liberally Lab, a live political humor showcase in New York City, and has appeared at Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Ball, the Friar’s Club NY, on The Daily Showand Friends Show, at the Democratic National Convention, several Netroots Nation Conferences, and other venues in the United States. She is a popular guest commentator and appears regularly on TV and radio programs including Huffpost Live, The Randi Rhodes Show, Progressive Voices Radio, Current TV's Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, The Jimmy Dore Show, TYT Network’s The Point, RT and more. She is contributing writer for CrooksandLiars.com, The Huffington Post, MichealMoore.com and other outlets. Her writing can also be found in the Chicago Sun Times, in the book Letters to President Obama and in a forthcoming book on humor and elections. Ms Forlano teaches Media Ethics, Broadcast Journalism, Writing for Broadcast and New Media and Comedic Scriptwriting in the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College.

Media at Sydney is presented by the
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