Week 4, Feb 8-12, 2016
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility


Check-In: Questions? 

Read BLUR chapters 6-End (thru page 234)
TEST on Book and material to date Monday Feb 29-March 4.

Songs about WW I  - Willie McBride Song,
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (by Eric Bogle) sung by June Tabor

 Barbara Tuchman's Guns of August.



ASSIGNMENT DUE: Print Media : Posters  songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS8Plp6aH7k
Out of Class Assignment: Watch the Youtube, and write a one to three page reflection paper on what THEMES you observed (and/or heard).  Due Wednesday (Feb 10) at the start of class.  If late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, no credit there after.

Go over BLUR

YESTERDAY was the New Hampshire Presidential Primary!  The Media will try to "frame" the candidates.  Pick a few different media outlets and pay attention to how the candidates are being "framed", "couched", or "depicted".  Wednesday Prof. Richard Watts from CDAE will be visiting our class.

Examples of Iowa Caucus and NH Primary media moments changed past elections:

1. 1972 Ed Musky "crying" on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoEEs9cD4JI
2. 1980 Ronald Reagan "I've paid for this microphone!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GRR9m6_Nj4
3. 1992 Bill Clinton "Comeback Kid"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ena_loPnvHA
4. 2004 Howard Dean in Iowa "Scream speech" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwODbl3muE&list=PLQhXaWHXF3KW5bNuRFEUK5wJlMKYB0Ur5&index=3

OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENT: One to three page reflection paper on: Defining moments of the presidential race from Iowa or NH this last week.  Ten to 20 seconds that will live on forever….What moments are the media picking up and how are they spinning it?  Who were the “winners” and “losers” despite what the actual voting numbers were, and how are they being portrayed, framed, couched, depicted etc.?  Due Friday Feb 12 at the beginning of class.

Back to WW I - what new WAR technology appeared? 

WW II - NAZI propaganda:  How did this happen?
    - Germany post WW I
    - Stock Market Crash 1929

    - World at War 1933-39 (start at 2:49 - 29:00 in class)
    - BBC's World at War - The Final Solution (0-7:00 in class) Part 1 & Part 2
    - Hitler takes power as Chancellor 1933 Speech.
    - Triumph of the Will – 1934 Hitler (43:00-52:00)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8
    - Greatest Story Never Told (8:30-11:20)
    - The Fallen

Out of class Assignment: Read "The Third Wave" and write a one to three page reflection paper - What struck you about the read?  Did the reading help explain to you the rise of Naziism in Germany in the 1930s?  What current events did the read remind you of?  Due Wednesday Feb 17 at the beginning of class.

Coming up 5-8 minute presentation (March 14 - April 1):  Analysis of Media Company Presentation (10%): Students choose a media company or organization.
Student presentations should include (and have a handout or web page posting).  Schedule HERE:
  -What the organization and product do, mission, vision, etc.
  -Where the organization would fit in the Classification System in BLUR
  -Demonstrate an example of the media company product
  -Explain Who owns the company or organization
  -Explain Political leanings of company or organization
  -Explain the structure of company, and how they make money
  -Present a summary of company sales over time (last five years if possible)
  -Explain issues associated with the company