Congratulations to my colleague Julia Fox who recently had a piece accepted for publication in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media entitled "No Joke: A Comparison of Substance in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Broadcast Network Television Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign."
This study, a content analysis of nightlynewscasts from randomly selected days in July, August, and September of 2004--along with episodes of the comedy show "The Daily Show" and found that the comedy central show--hosted by John Stewart--was just as substanitive on the issues!
I'll let Julie discuss more of the details of the study...you can email her.
But, you may have trouble getting a response quickly...as the press has been innundating her with requests for about a week now.
Check out what a quick scan of the search terms "Julia Fox and The Daily Show" resulted on blogs alone:
1010 WINS (CBS radio O&O in New York City)
Just another sign that great work is being done at IU Dept. of Telecommunications.