Award-winning author and journalist Gustavo Arellano will give a lecture on the rise of satire in news media.
It’s set for 7 p.m. April 23 at the Whitman College Reid Campus Center, 345 Boyer Ave. in Walla Walla. Arellano’s presentation is titled, “Journalism in a Jugular Vein.”
A 2014 study by the Brookings Institution noted that – as a news source – Americans trust The Daily Show more than MSNBC.
Based upon this study, Arellano’s lecture will explore the question: Is ironic, humorous, snarky and sarcastic now the best way to get an audience’s attention while covering serious subjects, or are satirical newspapers going too far?
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Arellano is known for using humor and history to debunk cultural stereotypes through his nationally-syndicated column, Ask a Mexican!. He is the author of several books and is editor of one of California’s alternative newspaper, OC Weekly.
The lecture is free and open to the public.