Robert Mankoff (Language and Humor)- Online Responses to the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest: An Insiders Take


Robert Mankoff, from The New Yorker, will discuss his article, “Online Responses to the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest: An Insiders Take.” As the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, he created the caption contest in 1998 and has been running and judging it since then, collecting and analyzing data from over 300 contests and 1.7 million entries with many interesting results about the statistical and textual characteristics of humorous user generated content.