FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Don Montrey
DANNA YOUNG PHD UNPACKS MEDIA & POLITICS ON THE CSZ PHILADELPHIA STAGE
Philadelphia PA -- CSz Philadelphia, the Home of ComedySportz presents DR. YOUNG UNPACKS, a playful, high energy, informative talk show that dives deep into the psychology of media, politics, and popular culture, featuring award-winning Professor Danna Young - Associate Professor at the University of Delaware and performer with ComedySportz Philadelphia for over 18 years.
Think of this show like John Oliver and Ellen having a baby that grew up to give a TED Talk.
“We live in complicated times. People want to understand what’s going on around them, without getting overwhelmed or freaked out.” says Dr. Young, “I’m an optimist. I believe that once you unpack a topic and help people understand how things work and why, they can start making the world better. ”
Dr. Young’s work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of over 2 dozen peer-reviewed research articles and 20 book chapters.
Each week, Dr. Young unpacks a new topic, such as “Arab Spring, Isis, Nazis, & #MeToo: How Digital Technologies Help Redistribute Power” (Feb 16th) OR “How Media Construct The World (AKA: Why Do I Think I’m Gonna Get Mugged When I Leave My House?)” (Feb 23rd).
Each one-hour show features an expert guest from academia and media talking about their own research on media and politics.
Tickets for DR. YOUNG UNPACKS are $15 (or $10 with a valid student ID) and can be purchased online at csztix.com or by calling 484-450-8089. The show is designed for audiences ages 15 and up.
For more information, please call Don Montrey at 484-450-8089.
About Dr. Danna Young
Dannagal Goldthwaite Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 2007) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware where she studies media, politics, and cognitive psychology. Her research on the psychology and influence of political entertainment has been widely published including peer reviewed research in Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mass Media and Society. Her writing has appeared in the popular press, including articles in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, contributions on National Public Radio, and coverage of her research in national and international publications including Variety, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Christian Science Monitor. Dr. Young was awarded the University of Delaware's prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. She is also a Research Fellow with the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication and University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Published in: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Philadelphia Inquirer
Media appearances on: NPR, WHYY Radio Times, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Quoted in: The New York Times, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, Politico, Variety, The Week, Pacific Standard, Le Devoir, New York Magazine, USA Today, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Splitsider, Washington Times, BBC, CNN, PBS, Daily Mail UK, Toronto Star, Reuters, AFP, The Conversation
What Students are Saying (From Rate My Professor):
- "Dr. Young is a hero and you need to take every class of hers possible. What an outstanding person."
- "TAKE THIS CLASS! Im obsessed with her and her class and HIGHLY recommend it"
- "Professor Young makes boring intro classes a freakin riot. EVERYONE enjoyed her class and I'm sure learned something whether or not they realized it. ...You don't have to go to class, BUT GO BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME - TAKE YOUNG”
- "AMAZING PROFESSOR!!! Young's class was seriously the highlight of my week! She is a comic on the side, so every class is like going to see a show. My stomach hurt from laughing some classes. "
- "BEST TEACHER EVER. she is absolutely hilarious, i felt like i was going to see a stand-up comedian every day...LOVE HER...take this class."
What is CSz Philadelphia?
CSz Philadelphia uses improvisation to produce fun, immersive experiences that bring laughter to the people of Philadelphia. In the classroom we teach our students how to use improv to entertain and excite and audiences. In the boardroom, we teach professionals how to communicate, listen, and take risks using Applied Improvisation. On stage we entertain everyone with ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show where two teams of improvisers battle for the laughs of the Loyal Fans.
CSz Philadelphia is a part of CSz Worldwide, a global network of companies for organizations needing entertainment, training, and events marketing solutions.
Friday, February 16th @ 8PM
Friday, February 23rd @ 8PM
Venue: CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.
$15 ($10 for Students with Valid ID) at door OR online at csztix.com
LECTURE AND GUEST SCHEDULE
Friday, February 16th at 8 pm
Dr Young Unpacks The Arab Spring, Isis, Nazis, & #MeToo:
How digital technologies help redistribute power
GUEST: Dr. R. Lance Holbert, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Strategic Communication at Temple University. TOPIC: From the West Wing to House of Cards: How popular culture shapes our expectations of the presidency.
Friday, February 23rd at 8 pm
Dr Young Unpacks How Media Constructs The World
(AKA: Why Do I Think I’m Gonna Get Mugged When I Leave My House?)
GUEST: Dr. Paul Brewer, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware. TOPIC: The CSI Effect. How popular culture shapes our understanding of science, scientists, and forensics.
DR. YOUNG UNPACKS is a playful, high energy, informative talk show that dives deep into the psychology of media, politics, and popular culture, featuring award-winning Professor Danna Young - Associate Professor at the University of Delaware. Think of this show like John Oliver and Ellen having a baby that grew up to give TED Talks. February16th and 23rd @ 8PM.
To request photos, interviews and more information please contact:
Don Montrey | firstname.lastname@example.org | 267-255-9541