No News is No News–The Daily Show and the Nightly News

Research by Dr. Julia Fox at
Indiana

University
reveals that in 22 minutes of news coverage during two weeks
during

the 2004
political conventions only one and a half minutes were devoted
to

“substantive
political news.”

Research by Dr. Julia Fox at Indiana University reveals that in 22 minutes of nightly news on television during the two weeks of the 2004 political conventions, a mere one and one half minutes were devoted to “substantive political coverage.”

Reported on the Tom Paine website, the research also examined political coverage on The Daily Show and found that while the comedy program devoted more time to political stories, when the time for humor and stunts was factored in it was no better by comparison.

Writer Rachel Joy Larris says voters need crucial information about candidates and these media cannot deliver substantive information in such small time capsules.

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