From the “Little Aussie Bleeder” to Newstopia : (really) fake news in Australia
Harrington, Stephen (2012) From the “Little Aussie Bleeder” to Newstopia : (really) fake news in Australia. Popular Communication, 10(1-2), pp. 27-39.
This paper offers an overview of the key characteristics of “fake” news in the Australian national context. Focusing on two television shows – The Norman Gunston Show and NEWStopia – it historicizes “fake” news within Australian television culture, situating it as part of a broader tradition of what Turner (1989) calls “Transgressive TV.” After analyzing the core comedic themes, styles, and intertextual relationships of both shows, the paper concludes that, although news parody in Australia has tended to be highly fictionalized, it may nevertheless play a vital role in helping viewers better understand generic devices that frame and govern “real” television news.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||"Fake" News, Australian Television, Satire, Norman Gunston, Shaun Micallef|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Routledge 2012|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in Harrington, Stephen (2012) From the “Little Aussie Bleeder” to Newstopia : (really) fake news in Australia. Popular Communication, 10(1-2), pp. 27-39. Popular Communication is available online at informaworldTM|
|Deposited On:||13 Feb 2012 11:08|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2012 14:31|
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