Pop Politics: Online Parody Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation

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TitlePop Politics: Online Parody Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
Authors
JournalPopular Communication
Volume6
Pagination209–213
Abstract

Editors’ Note: As this issue is released, Americans are voting for a new president. The long primary and campaign seasons marked the definitive arrival of video sharing sites on the electoral scene, with many of the candidates’ best and worst moments reaching the electorate via {YouTube.} The editors asked Chuck Tryon, assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Fayetteville State University, author of the forthcoming Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Digital Convergence, and frequent reviewer and analyst of political videos at his blog The Chutry Experiment (http://chutry.wordherders.net/wp), to reflect on the place of some of these videos in the election.