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John Stewart: Funnyman, Newsman… or both.

no more cutsSometimes John Stewart delivers more news in 17 minutes than you will
hear on mainstream
media news in six or
ten months.

“What the Mainstream Media Can Learn
From Jon Stewart

headlessNo, not to be funny and snarky, but to be bold and to do a better job of cutting through the fog

By Rachel Smolkin

When Hub Brown’s students first told him they loved “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and sometimes even relied on it for news, he was, as any responsible journalism professor would be, appalled.

Now he’s a “Daily Show” convert.

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Picture by KaryLee in Bryce Canyon

“There are days when I watch ‘The Daily Show,’ and I kind of chuckle. There are days when I laugh out loud. There are days when I stand up and point to the TV and say, ‘You’re damn right!'” says Brown, chair of the communications department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and an associate professor of broadcast journalism.

http://ajrarchive.org/article.asp?id=4329

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