CFP: News and Satire (7/24/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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Karen Sichler
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Call for Papers
2006 Film and History League Conference on
"The Documentary Tradition"
November 8-12, 2006
Dolce Convention Center, Dallas, TX

AREA: News and Satire

American television viewers have been treated with an ever-increasing
visibility and popularity of shows that employ "news" for their
content, such as The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, but that disavows
any connect to the "traditional" business of news. As evidenced by
programs like "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and the opening
monologues of The Tonight Show with Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs, Johnny
Carson and Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Jack
Paar Show, satiric presentation of news is not a new invention.
Yet, with the growing status of shows like The Daily Show as a
"real news" source, what are the implications for the status of "news" in the
21st century?

Submissions are welcome on the topic of news and satire for shows
including but not limited to:
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
Saturday Night Live / "Weekend Update"
The Tonight Show
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Jack Paar Show
TV Nation
Real Time with Bill Maher
Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher

For information on the conference, please refer to the Film and
History website at

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words along with a short
biographical note or 1-page CV by July 24, 2006 via e-mail to

Karen Sichler
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Georgia
120 Hooper Street
Baldwin St. and Sanford Dr.
Athens, Georgia 30602-3018

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