Week 2, Jan 20-23
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Martin Luther King Lounge (Billings)

Plot yourself on the Political Compass, http://www.politicalcompass.org/!

Check-In: Questions?  State of the Union?

Facebook Group?

Question on the Media Log Assignment?  Share.

Read BLUR chapters 4-5 (pages 57-73) by next week (Wed. Jan 28)

Read the Syllabus!

In class writing:
How do you decide if something is true?  For example: a claim in a commercial, a statistic presented in a graph, a friend telling you a story.  What do you look for?  What questions do you ask?  What process do you go through?
CLASS Results Summary

Cards Exercise  

Principles of Journalism - what the media and citizens should be doing - the role of media in a democratic society:
From The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, by Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel:
1. Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.
2. Its first loyalty is to citizens.
3. Its essence is a discipline of verification.
4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.
5. It must serve as an independent monitor of power.
6. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.
7. It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant.
8. It must keep the news comprehensive and in proportion.
9. Its practitioners have an obligation to exercise their personal conscience.
10. Citizens, to have rights and responsibilities when it comes to the news.

Jonathan Haight Interview

Dangerous Memes - How Cults Re-Wire the Brain, Dangerous MEMES TED talk by Dan Dennett,