Media Musings

A blog for students and stalkers of Brian Steffen, centering on issues of concern in media studies.

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Hello all... I'm a professor of communication studies at Simpson College and a junkie of all things media. I'm blogging on life on the faculty at Simpson and working with some of the best young future professionals in the world.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

'Daily Show' Goes Legit

This is either a great compliment to Jon Stewart or a gross insult to network news: A new Indiana University study shows that news coverage on "The Daily Show" is as substantive as the news being provided by the television networks. IU Professor Julia Fox notes that some political figures, such as John Edwards, use the program to announce candidacies or initiatives on the program that airs four nights a week on Comedy Central.


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