The PhD project of Sara Ödmark concerns the role of the professional comedian in societal debate.


The purpose of this dissertation is to analyze the dynamics of political humor in society through an investigation of the role of the professional comedian in media debate.

The main research questions will be answered in a series of articles:

Article 1: Making news funny: Differences in news framing between journalists and comedians

Article 2: Producing Journalistic News Satire: How Nordic Satirists Negotiate a Hybrid Genre

Article 3: De-contextualisation fuels controversy – the double-edged sword of humour in a hybrid media environment.

Article 4: The Democratic Roles of Satirists

Article 5: To be decided.

Project leader

Sara Ödmark

Doktorand|Doctoral Student

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