Monday, October 09, 2006

Julia Fox finds 'The Daily Show' Just Like Network News--Only Funnier

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:

Truthdig

TMZ.com

TV Squad

Poynter Online

Pensito Review

1010 WINS (CBS radio O&O in New York City)


Congrats, Julia!

Just another sign that great work is being done at IU Dept. of Telecommunications.









2 comments:

Glenn said...

FYI, it was posted on a favorite blog of mine, LostRemote.com, last week. You'll have to forgive them for getting IU's name wrong though.

theaudioprof said...

And, apparently, will be featured on the MSNBC show Scarburogh County