You Won’t Believe What the Daily Show Did to Teach Students About Clickbait

The Daily Show taught journalism students a lesson in how news works these days. Whereas the students correspondent Jordan Klepper spoke to wanted to focus on good, quality stories, Klepper taught them that the real purpose of news is to draw clicks.

And that wasn’t Klepper talking, that was a former Gawker editor he spoke to, who explained that if a news story doesn’t go viral, it basically means nothing. Which means… time for journalism students to focus on sideboob!

Klepper taught them how news works, and put up a poster with the motto “Always be clicking.” And with the help of a cute baby and “dronies,” Klepper helped make that dream of instant clickability a reality.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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