The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 11, No 3 (2023)

Book review: Ödmark, Sara (2021). Jester, Journalist, or Just Jerk? The Roles of Political Comedians in Societal Debate. Mid Sweden University.

Janne Zareff


Book review


Feldman, L. (2007). The news about comedy: Young audiences, The Daily Show, and evolving notions of journalism. Journalism, 8(4), 406–427.

Galtung, J., & Ruge, M, H. (1965). The structure of foreign news: The presentation of the Congo, Cuba and Cyprus crises in four Norwegian newspapers. Journal of Peace Research, 2(1), 64–90.

Gans, H. J. (2003) Democracy and the news. Oxford University Press.

Haagerup, U. (2014) Constructive news. Innovatio Publishing.

Harcup, T., & O’Neill, D. (2017) What is news? News values revisited (again), Journalism Studies, 18(12), 1470–1488.

Harcup, T, & O’Neill, D. (2001) What is news? Galtung and Ruge revisited, Journalism Studies, 2(2), 261–280.

Jones, J. P. (2010) Entertaining politics, 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Lefcourt, H. M. (2001) Humor: The psychology of living buoyantly. Kluwer Academic.

Ödmark, S. (2021a) De-contextualisation fuels controversy—the double-edged sword of humour in a hybrid media environment. The European Journal of Humour Research, 9(3), 49–64.

Ödmark, S. (2021b) Moral transgressors vs. moral entrepreneurs: The curious case of comedy accountability in an era of social platform dependence. Journal of Media Ethics, 36(4), 220–234.

Ödmark, S. (2018) Making news funny: Differences in news framing between journalists and comedians. Journalism, 22(6), 1540–1557.

Ödmark, S., & Harvard, J. (2021) The democratic roles of satirists. Popular Communication, 19(4), 281–294.

Ödmark, S. & Koivukoski, J. (2020) Producing journalistic news satire: How Nordic satirists negotiate a hybrid genre. Journalism Studies, 21(6), 731–747.

Zijderveldt, A. C. (1968) Jokes and their relation to social reality. Social Research, 35(2), 286–311.