Parody Voter Bias Outline

Paloma Martinez
Mass Media

Parody Shows & Young Voters

Thesis: Parody shows influence young voters towards a liberal persuasion.

  I. Introduction – Today the political spectrum has been more hectic due to our current economic and social issues, but also young society is not as inclined to vote. Political and celebrity figures do their best to make the right impression, but what is the right impression? Celebrities have a lot of influence over youth in America particularly when it comes to voting young people respond to celebs because they look up to them.   Are they encouraging them to become informed our to strictly their own views.

  II. Background on parody news reports
  A. Daily show/Stephen Colbert
  * how many viewers
B. age demographic
  C. personal political views
- T.V. personality
  D. correlation to votes

  III. Youth
  A. general lack of knowledge
  B. misinformation
  C. how much media is involved in their everyday life

  IV. Efforts to improve youth voting
  A. Rock the Vote
  B. Vote or Die

  V. Conclusion

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