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Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Russell Frank

Abstract

Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press releases or interoffice memoranda, parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements, movie previews and posters, still or animated cartoons, and short live-action films. This book offers a snapshot of the items of newslore disseminated via the Internet that gained the widest currency around the turn of the millennium. Among the newsmakers lampooned in e-mails and on the Web were Bill ... More

Keywords: current events, jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press releases, interoffice memoranda, parodies of songs, commercial advertisements, movie previews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781604739282
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Frank, author