Week 2, Jan 23-27, 2017
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 14637, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Morrill Room 10

Check-In: Attendance, Handouts, Questions?

Wild Child

Anyone not get the handouts: Principles of Journalism/Baloney Detection Kit?

In-class writing: 
- What is propaganda? (your opinion - do not look this up) 

Read the Syllabus!  http://www.uvm.edu/~jleonard/CDAE195spring2017/CALS195PropagandaCourseSpring2017Syllabus.html

DUE: Listen to NPR's "On the Media The Game Has Changed
".  Pay particular attention to the taxonomy of Trump's Tweets by George Lakoff.  Write a two-to-three page reflection paper: Describe what you heard, summarize the important points, write what you think - do you agree/disagree?  Was this helpful in deconstructing and understanding the media? Due Wednesday Jan 25.

Read BLUR chapters 3-5 (pages 26-93) by next week (Mon. Jan 30) - take notes on the reading, and re-write your notes.  Exam Week of Feb 27.

React to NYT Magazine Article "From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece"  Write
a two-to-three page reflection paper: Describe what you read, summarize the important points, write what you think - do you agree/disagree? 
Were there questions that you had that were not answered in the article?
Was this helpful in deconstructing and understanding the media?
DUE: Monday 30 January at the beginning of lecture.

Also Due on Manday 30 January: Do your own investigation:  Imagine this pops up on your Facebook Newsfeed: Women's March Organizer

That links to http://washingtonfeed.com/alert-woman-behind-anti-trump-womens-march-linked-to-this-terrorist-organization.html
Do an analysis of this link above:
-What does the link claim, and how does it frame the information?
-What is true and not true, and misleading about the information and the way it is presented in the link?
-How would you classify this link (what kind of journalism is it - hint: check your text book page 34)
Hand in your responses printed on paper (two to three pages).

  John McCutchen song: The List.

    Michael Shermer's TED Talks:

        The Baloney Detection Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmRbSX8Rqo


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

One Take on the Political (right-left) and Journalistic Quality, of some Common Media from http://imgur.com:7xHaUXf.png

Jonathan Haight Interview

Propaganda Techniques to Recognize

Media Inventory Log Assignment (10% of course grade):

Record all media you consume for one week - from now (Friday 27 Jan) until the beginning of our class Friday Feb 3 (10:50am).  The Media log assignment and the reflection paper will be due on  at the beginning of our class 10:50am Wednesday Feb 8.  Zero if late.

Record details of what media, how long, and any comments about media type or coverage.  Use sheets provided (from http://www.csuchico.edu/~swiesinger/255/xassign/mediaLog.htm you may print extra copies of the sheets from this web site).

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 log page.

Calculate and estimated Cost of the media per month using the last sheet. 

Write a reflection paper (at least two 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:
1.    Make a graph of your media usage that shows how much time for each type of media.
2.   What did you find interesting?
3.    What was unexpected?
4.    Will this change the way you look at media, your usage or your behavior?
5.    Which media is most important to you, and why?
6.    What do you think about unasked for advertising that you saw or heard?

Media Log and reflection paper due Wednesday Feb 8 at the beginning of class 10:50am.  Zero if late.