Week 10,  March 20-24, 2017
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 14637, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Morrill Room 10

Check-In: Attendance, Questions?


Wild Child

Coming up Media Company or Organization presentations (March 22-27):  Analysis of Media Company Presentation (10%): Teams of One to Four Students choose a media company or organization.  Each student should present for 3-5 minutes if in a team.  If one student, presentation should be 5-10 minutes.
Student presentations should include (and have a handout or web page posting submitted or live BEFORE presenting).  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 (details of parent company)
  -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

CASE STUDY:  United States of Secrets PBS Frontline, Continue March 20.  Coming up: REFLECTION PAPER: Write a two to three page reflection paper on United States of Secrets.  Include:
-Description of the content of the video.
-Describe the conflict between the Media and the Executive Branch (President) of the US Government.
-How does this relate to the Ten Elements of Journalism?
-Your reaction:
       - How much did you know about this topic before viewing the video?
       - Where do you find yourself on the continuum of Privacy and Personal Liberty to complete Digital Survelliance by the Government?
Paper must be printed, double spaced, page numbers, & stapled.  DUE DATE: To Be Determined.

Coming up: Case Study of Media Propaganda (10%) Schedule HERE
Students will present a case study of a media propaganda situation.
-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).
Please assign readings or viewings (ex. YouTubes) AHEAD!.
Present your case study in an 5-8 minute informational talk to our class.  Use the feedback you received for the last presentation to improve this coming presentation.

Last Year's Schedule of presenters and topics
Propaganda Case Study Critique Sheet