‘Infotainment’ Now Supreme

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Posted: June 12, 2013

There is a shift toward Comedy Central with The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. Both of these “infotainment” shows have gained their fame by poking fun at the general absurdity of the mainstream news networks. Pictured, The Daily Show’s John Stewart interviews President Obama. (Photo by Associated Press)
The current model of communicating political information through the mainstream media is slowly dying in the eyes of younger audiences. I begrudgingly admit that I, a student studying media,...

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