Check Please!
Satire, Incorporated

Satire Incorporated: The Onion, Univision, and the Media Oligopoly

While American satirists generally enjoy freedom from government censorship, there remain other forces with the potential to shape or limit political discourse, namely economic forces. Put simply, the most insightful and incisive satire is not always the most profitable. When a corporation acquires control of an outlet of social commentary - such as Univision's recently announced acquisition of The Onion- it raises questions about the potential impact of the new owners.
Check Please! is a journal devoted to the serious examination of humor and satire, particularly online, ranging from its role in relation to actual journalism to practical considerations of producing a humor website. It is intended as a resource for both the online satire and journalism communities. It is published periodically in association with HumorFeed, a community of news satire webmasters working together to improve and promote their respective sites via a variety of collaborative activities.
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