Week 11, March 30 - April 3
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Martin Luther King Lounge (Billings)

Check-In: Questions? 

IN-class writing exercise - Wednesday 1 April:
  Based on what you have seen so far on the PBS Frontline: United States of Secrets:
   -Is the information new to you?  Did you know what Frontline has shown before seeing the show?
   -Does the Frontline information concern you?  If so, what concerns you and why?  If not, why not?
   -What questions do you have about the Frontline show?
   -Would you like to see more of this topic?  Are there related topics we should be watching in class?

Case Study of Media Propaganda

We have now seen a number of examples of propaganda and persuasion in the media.  We have looked at a number of different propaganda techniques, and have read in BLUR a framework for investigating and analyzing news media. 

For this assignment, you choose a propaganda situation and present an analysis including:

-Define the propaganda situation (what, where, when, who, how, & questions)
-Tell an interesting story about the propaganda situation.
-Explain what propaganda techniques were used by whom.
-Explain who was the target audience.
-Was the propaganda campaign successful?  If so why, if not, why not?

Please create a handout for the audience (can be a web page online, or a paper handout).

Present your case study in an 8-10 minute informational talk to our class.  Use the feedback you received for the last presentation to improve this coming presentation.


Friday April 10:
                                                                                 View Ahead:
Melanie Levene
How ISIS and ISL use mainstream social media
Mikaela Waters
Corn Syrup

Emily Tilton

Monday April 13
Jayci Giambrone

Wednesday April 15

Friday April 17
Christian Lewis

Emily Garcia
Fox News in Bennington VT

Kate Petrillo

Tucker Geoffroy
Cigarette advertising

Monday April 20
Haley Cook

Jenna Morrissey

Karen Yuen

CITIZEN RESPONSIBILITY case study on Privacy: Frontline United States of Secrets