Research and Creative Interests
- Political Communication
- core values
- press freedom
- Israeli satire
I am a 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.
Fox, J. R. and Steinberg, E. (2019). “News You Can’t Use: An Examination of the Extent and Impact of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Media Critiques.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019851228
Steinberg, E., Oppliger, P., and Urton, L. (2019). Stephen Colbert. In Baumgartner, J. C. (Ed.), American political humor: Masters of satire and their impact on U.S. policy and culture, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Steinberg, E. (2018). Freedom of the Press in Israeli and American Satire. In Baumgartner, J. C. and Becker, A. B. (Eds.), Political humor in a changing world: A new generation of research, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Fox, J. R. and Steinberg, E. (2017). Comedic News. In Moy, P. (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in communication. New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756841/obo-9780199756841-0194.xml
Steinberg, E. (2017). Deductive Reasoning. In Matthes, J., Potter, R. F., & Davis, C. S. (Eds.), International encyclopedia of communication research methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
Steinberg, E. and Lorince, J. “A Census of Fake News: An Automated Content Analysis of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.” Target journal: TBD.
Steinberg, E. “Political Satire, Media Trust, and People Power.” Target journal: TBD.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
Steinberg, E. and Fox, J. R. (August 2017). Effect of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Media Critiques on Declining Public Trust in News Media. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.
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.
What’s funny about Mike Pence? He’s ‘the whitest person in politics’ (USA Today, December 28, 2018)
Fox, Steinberg: Jon Stewart critiques contributed to declining media trust (June 7, 2019)
Fox, Steinberg publish chapters in book on political humor (November 2, 2018)
Steinberg analyzes media trust impact of The Daily Show (October 30, 2017)
Faculty, students participate in 100th AEJMC conference (August 8, 2017)
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)