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?
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.