Dannagal Goldthwaite Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware and a Research Fellow with the University's Center for Political Communication. Young's research integrates experiments, surveys, and qualitative methods to understand and test the impact of alternative forms of political information on healthy democratic practices. Rooted in cognitive psychological approaches to information processing, this work has helped explicate how political satire reduces audience resistance to political arguments. Her research on the role of political satire in the changing political environment has been published in numerous journals including Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mass Media and Society. In 2013, USC Annenberg Press published her edited collection of essays written by scholars from various methods and disciplines, Breaking Boundaries: In Political Entertainment, co-edited with Jonathan Gray. In 2013, Young was named a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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