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by Mike Zazaian October 5, 2006 - 1:14pm, 2 Comments >>

Daily Show Just as Substantive as 'Real News,' Study Says

According to a study done by researchers at Indiana University, Jon Stewart delivers just as much factual information per minute as any of his ‘real news’ competitors.

Led by Julie R. Fox, assistant professor of telecommunications at IU, the study scrutinized coverage of the 2004 Democratic and Republican national conventions. Findings from the study indicated that the average amounts of video and audio substance in the broadcast network news stories showed no difference between news on the Daily Show and that of other networks. In addition, stories covered by the Daily Show were given more screen time than the average story of its competition.

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