Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

Communication

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Research interests include political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor.
  • Studies the intersection of entertainment and information, including the effects of shows like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report." 
  • <strong> </strong>Scholarly work has explored late-night comedy as a gateway to traditional news and political participation among viewers of late-night comedy.<br />
  • Young's research interests are rooted in her own comedic talents; she performs monthly with a Philadelphia-based improv comedy troupe.&nbsp;

Curriculum Vitae:
http://sites.google.com/site/dgoldyoung/curriculumvitae

Web Site:
https://sites.google.com/site/dgoldyoung/

Title:
Associate Professor, Communication

In The News:
How to Deal With 2016 Despair (The Atlantic)
Is 'President Trump' Funny? Late-Night Reconsiders What's Good for a Laugh (Variety)
COMMENTARY: Bringing politics to life for kids (Courier-Post)
The daily punchline: How late-night TV jokes are framing Trump and Clinton (Globe and Mail)
Bee says she likes Fallon, but couldn't take Trump interview (AP)
A politician walks into a joke. Does she get elected? (Washington Post)
Trump, Clinton campaigns a gold mine for comedians (Tampa Bay Times)
Before Wrestling Donald Trump, Seth Meyers Fought for His 'Late Night' Voice (Variety)
Voters like pols who can laugh at themselves; why these can't candidates pull it off (The Washington Post)

UDaily Articles:
UD's Young to be guest on Radio Times program Sept. 19
Center for Political Communication sets symposium on politics, entertainment
Social media, politics collide in focus of UD research

Keywords:
politics, communication, psychology, late night comedy, comedy, political communication, political satire