Week 1, Jan 12-16
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Martin Luther King
Check-In: Attendance, Questions?
Monday: John McCutchen song: The List.
- First time taught
- Critical Thinking of News Media in our
- History of Propaganda
- Develop Skills and Methods to detect and
classify propaganda and media persuasion
- Develop Principles of Journalism - what
the media and citizens should be doing - the role of
media in a democratic society
In-class writing (10:45-11:05): Please write
Your Name, the questions, and then the answers
below each question.
- What is propaganda? (your opinion - do not look this
-Where/How do you get your news of world and local
-How much time per day do you pay attention to world and
local current events?
-List the apps you use most often on your smart phone:
-List the apps you use most often on your computer:
-Approximately how much time do you spend per day online
Media Inventory Log Assignment (5% of
Record all media you consume for one week
- from now (Friday 16 January 11:30am)
until Friday 23 January beginning of our
class (10:40am). The assignment will
be due on Monday 26 January at the
beginning of our class.
You may enter the information by
hand. You should record what you
listened to, watched, browsed, or read,
and for how long. Include
information like type of movie watched
(drama, comedy, etc.), and whether there
was (unasked for) advertising that you
were exposed to.
TOTAL your media usage in minutes for each
media category at the bottom of each media
Calculate and estimated Cost of the media
per month using the last sheet.
Write a reflection paper (at least one to
three full pages) where you describe the
process – what it was like for you to
complete the assignment, and the
results. Do an analysis: what did
you find interesting, what was unexpected,
will this change the way you look at your
media usage or your behavior? Which
media is most important to you and
why? What do you think about unasked
for advertising that you saw or heard?
Hans Rosling's TED: How not to be
ignorant of the world: