Edo Steinberg

Ph.D. Candidate, Associate Instructor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    RTV 322
  • Office Hours:
    Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-12:30
  • Email:

  • Research and Creative Interests

    humor, satire, political communication, core values, press freedom, Israeli satire,


    I am Ph.D candidate in the Media School minoring in Political Science. My research focuses on political satire in the United States and Israel. I am interested in how satire is used to either reinforce or undermine national core values, especially freedom of the press and of expression, and the relationship between satirical news and “real” news. My research includes a content analysis of The Daily Show’s media critiques, an analysis of survey data regarding the relationship between watching late night comedy and trust in the media and efficacy, and the use of web scraping to analyze the contents of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

    I have served as a teaching assistant/associate instructor in courses covering a wide array of topics, including research methods, media law and history, media industries, and sports media, as well as T101 Media Life, the Telecommunications introductory class.


    Encyclopedia Entries

    Steinberg, E. (in press). Deductive Reasoning. In International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Eds. Jörg Matthes, Robert F. Potter, & Christine S. Davis. Wiley-Blackwell


    Annotated Bibliographies

    Fox, J. R. and Steinberg, E. (under review). Jon Stewart. In Moy, P. (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.


    Conference Papers

    Steinberg, E. and Lorince, J. (November, 2016). A Census of Fake News: An Automated Content Analysis of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

    Steinberg, E. (August 2016). People Power and Media through the Eyes of Late Night Comedy Viewers. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

    Steinberg, E. and Fox, J.  R. (August 2014). News You Can’t Use: A Content Analysis of the Daily Show’s Media Criticism. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, QC, Canada.

    Tang, S., Steinberg, E. and Liu, Y. (August 2013). The Visual Representation of Presidential Candidates in Online Media. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.

    Steinberg, E. (December 2009). From the Second Lebanon War to Cast Lead: The Political Satire of Eretz Nehederet. The Fifth Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin, Jerusalem, Israel.


    Recent News

    Graduate Student Conference (April 7, 2017)

    School to screen Tickling Giants (March 20, 2017)

    Election night panelists critique media (November 9, 2016)

    Doctoral students present research at weekly colloquium (November 1, 2016)

    Media School students, faculty to participate in NCA conference (October 4, 2016)

    Media School students, faculty participate in AEJMC conference (August 3, 2016)