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Examining the effects of tabloid discourse(s)

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel P. Knaub (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Lu Ellen Huntley

Abstract: The Weekly World News has graced the stands of supermarket aisles since its birth in 1979. Throughout its colorful history, I argue the Weekly World News is an example of pastiche, parodying diverse discourses from mainstream newspapers to other tabloid magazines, all the way to mainstream media. It is the goal to illuminate the nature of parody I observe within the Weekly World News. By analyzing several articles in different issues of the Weekly World News, I aim to show how this tabloid uses parody in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, and poke fun at a variety of subjects in order to make political and social arguments as well as attempting to push for change.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Tabloid newspapers, Weekly World News
Subjects
Tabloid newspapers
Weekly World News