Week 1, Jan 20-22, 2016
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen
CRN 13743, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Lafayette 102
Check-In: Attendance, Handouts, Questions?
John McCutchen song: The List.
- Second 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
Read the Syllabus!
Read BLUR chapters 2-3 (pages 12-56) by next
week (Mon. Jan 25) - take notes on the reading, and
re-write your notes. Exam Week of March 21.
In-class writing (10:50-11:10): 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:
Media Inventory Log Assignment (5% of
Record all media you consume for one week
- from now (Friday 22 January 11:40am)
until Friday 29 January beginning of our
class (10:50am). The assignment will
be due on Monday February 1 at the
beginning of our class.
Bring this with you at all times for the
next week and 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 were
propaganda words used and (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?