Thursday, September 08, 2005

Jon Stewart, Professor of Journalism

Another guy who's out there getting it done (in his own way), Jon Stewart receives this credit from New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen:
In Katrina, CNN "learned from Jon Stewart how to use simple juxtaposition to make a point. Clip of a federal official explaining how no one anticipated the strength of the storm. Clip from the Weather Channel proving plenty of people did."
Yep, sounds like typical Daily Show material to me. Question is, why is it these journos have to take their cues from Comedy Central anyway? What are our journalism schools doing? Training their graduates in Network Hair Combing 101 and Selecting Khakis for Overseas Assignments?

(Via the ever-irrevent Bartcop whose 20th-century era site *still* lacks permalinks.)

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