We watched the Jon Stewart interview of Chris Matthews in Newswriting class today, and it seemed to be a hit. But why watch Jon Stewart in a journalism class?
American Journalism Review ran an interesting article this summer about What the Mainstream Media Can Learn from Jon Stewart.
He’s obviously getting a lot right as a comedian. But I would argue that, even if he’s not a “journalist” in the traditional sense, he’s doing a lot of things that journalists should be doing but aren’t. What things? I’ll get back to you on that once I mull it a bit more. Not for the first time, Stewart has gotten me thinking.