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I love Big Bird: How Journalists Tweeted Humor during the 2012 Presidential Debates

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This paper examined how political journalists used humor on Twitter during the first 2012 presidential election debate. This study found evidence of widespread use of humor by journalists on the platform. Results suggest that journalists target political figures in their jokes, whereas satirical comments tended to target debate processes and the media at large. The paper discusses the role of humor in politics, the nature of reporting on Twitter, and areas of potential future research.

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Reis Mourao, Rachel., Diehl, Trevor. and Vasudevan, Krishnan. "I love Big Bird: How Journalists Tweeted Humor during the 2012 Presidential Debates" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, Aug 06, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p744030_index.html>

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Reis Mourao, R. , Diehl, T. and Vasudevan, K. , 2014-08-06 "I love Big Bird: How Journalists Tweeted Humor during the 2012 Presidential Debates" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada Online <PDF>. 2014-12-19 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p744030_index.html

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Abstract: This paper examined how political journalists used humor on Twitter during the first 2012 presidential election debate. This study found evidence of widespread use of humor by journalists on the platform. Results suggest that journalists target political figures in their jokes, whereas satirical comments tended to target debate processes and the media at large. The paper discusses the role of humor in politics, the nature of reporting on Twitter, and areas of potential future research.


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