Mass Media and Politics The Entertainment Game Political Science 317 Mark Stephan
Today’s Class • The Entertainment Game • Your examples and mine…. • At least three levels to look at…. • Handouts, Revised Syllabus, and Paper Assignment
Production values revisited • Telling stories – what makes them good? • Characteristics • Another production value: entertainment • How have worlds blurred? • Group discussions • My examples
Three Levels • Political satire and cartoons • Politicians moving towards entertainment world • Entertainment world moving towards politics
A couple of clips • Jon Stewart’s Daily Show • Primary Colors
News Flash!! • Any big stories in the news?? • The lawyers find election work…..already…..
Handouts • Two handouts for next Wednesday • Paper Assignment • Revised Syllabus
Preview of Next Few Classes • Guest speakers on Monday • Political Biases of the Media