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Political Satire with Tim Fontaine (of Walking Eagle News)

Political Satire with Tim Fontaine (of Walking Eagle News)

Update: 2021-11-03
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Tim Fontaine is a former journalist who founded the satirical news website Walking Eagle News. He and Elizabeth chat about the role of political satire in peoples’ information diets. Political satire can provide an audience with a different perspective, help people understand the dominant narratives, and highlight gaps in dominant discourses. Elizabeth and Tim cover everything from the role of political satire, to critiques of political satire, to the difference between political satire and “fake news”.

Additional Resources

Elizabeth uses this article from Hill to inform her definition of political satire.

Tim uses Canadian Press Style at Walking Eagle News, check out this overview of the style guide to understand what that means.

Tim mentions multiple examples and headlines from Walking Eagle News. Here is “man filmed murdering man found guilty” and here is the article “there is only race, the human race”. 

To see a little more about the difference between satire and fake news check out this short interview.

Tim notes the importance of media literacy. To learn more about becoming media literate check out our episode on Critical Digital Literacy with Matthew Johnson.

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Political Satire with Tim Fontaine (of Walking Eagle News)

Political Satire with Tim Fontaine (of Walking Eagle News)

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