Evaluation of political actors (Satirical Shows)

Authors

  • Dennis Lichtenstein
  • Cordula Nitsch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34778/3g

Keywords:

evaluation, political actor, personal traits, self-presentation, depiction, satirical show

Abstract

The variable “evaluation of political actors” examines which criteria are addressed in satirical shows to evaluate political actors. Evaluations can be based on role-specific criteria of political actors or on jokes that are related to politically irrelevant aspects such as personal traits, self-deprecation, and stereotypes (Emde & Scherer, 2016; Lichtenstein & Nitsch, 2018). The variable is an indicator for a show’s humor conventions as well as for the way the show deals with political content. The unit of analysis is the joke, which targets a political actor.

 

Field of application/theoretical foundation:

This variable is used to analyze the extent of substantial political information in satirical shows. It is also used to compare different types of satirical shows (e.g., Late Night Comedy, news satire) or to assess the depiction of different political actors and whether or not they are embedded into different types of jokes.

 

References/combination with other methods of data collection

 

Example study:

Lichtenstein & Nitsch (2018)

 

Information on Lichtenstein & Nitsch, 2018

Authors: Dennis Lichtenstein, Cordula Nitsch 

Research question/research interest: Depiction of politics in satirical shows

Object of analysis: Three popular German satirical TV-shows (Die Anstalt, heute show, Neo Magazin Royale)

Timeframe of analysis: 2014-2016

 

Information about variable

Variable name/definition: Criticism

 

V29     KRITIK

Kritik am Akteur

Hier wird codiert, auf welche Weise der Akteur in dem angesprochenen Themenkontext bewertet wird. Es wird festgehalten, ob die Bewertung positiv oder negativ ausfällt und ob sie sich auf Sachaspekte oder Persönlichkeitsmerkmale bezieht.

 

It is coded, in which way the actor is evaluated in the addressed topic context. It is coded whether the evaluation is positive or negative and whether it refers to role specific criteria or personality traits.

 

 

 

Nur Personen-aspekte

V.a. Personen-aspekte

Gleichermaßen Sach- und Personen-aspekte

V.a. Sachaspekte

Nur Sachaspekte

Weder Sach- noch  Personen-aspekte

 

 

1x

2x

3x

4x

5x

9x

Nur positive Bewertung

x1

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.a. positive Bewertung

x2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambivalent

x3

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.a. negativ Bewertung

x4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nur negative Bewertung

x5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keine Bewertung

x0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Lichtenstein, D. & Nitsch, C. (2018). Informativ und kritisch? Die Politikdarstellung in deutschen Satiresendungen. [Informative and critical? The presentation of politics in German satirical programmes.] Medien und Kommunikationswissenschaft, 66(1), 5-21.

Published

2021-04-25

How to Cite

Lichtenstein, D., & Nitsch, C. (2021). Evaluation of political actors (Satirical Shows). DOCA - Database of Variables for Content Analysis. https://doi.org/10.34778/3g

Issue

Database

Fiction / Entertainment: Variables for Content Analysis