LSU Manship School to Host Political Comedian, Dr. Danna Young, Author of “Irony & Outrage”

February 13, 2020

Dr. Danna Young

Dr. Danna Young

Baton Rouge, LA – The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will host Dr. Danna Young for an evening of political humor. Young is a professor, comedian, and author of “Irony & Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States.”

Dr. Young is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware where she studies the content, audience, and effects of political humor. She has authored over forty academic articles and book chapters exploring themes related to political entertainment, media psychology, public opinion and misinformation.

“In this politically divisive environment, Dr. Young’s lighthearted approach will give us an insightful yet playful academic take on the psychology of political satire,” says LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs director Dr. Jenée Slocum.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Manship School’s Journalism Building at 144 Field House Drive on the campus of Louisiana State University. Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today. The event can also be livestreamed on the Manship School’s YouTube channel.

Parking is available in the Indian Mounds lot directly across from the Journalism Building or at Tiger Stadium.

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The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs is partnership-driven, action-oriented and dedicated to exploring contemporary issues at the intersection of mass communication and public life. Its interdisciplinary approach draws together experts from diverse fields to advance research and dialogue. The intent is to inspire our communities to think deeply, take action, develop solutions and broaden knowledge. Underlying the Center’s endeavors is to strengthen and advance the Manship School of Mass Communication’s national and state leadership in media and politics.

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree. Its public relations students were recently ranked the #1 team in the nation, and its digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition.