Week 3, Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 14637, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Morrill Room 10

Check-In: Attendance, Handouts, Questions?

Friday 3 Feb:  Free Write:
1. Are you enjoying our course so far?  If yes, why, if not, why not?
2. Is the course what you expected?  If yes, why, if not, why not?
3. Are we covering the material that you think we should cover? 
If yes, why, if not, why not?
4. Are there topics you would like us to cover that are not on the course plan?
Wild Child

Read BLUR  6-End (thru page 210) TEST on Book and material to date Week of Feb 27.
NEW ASSIGNMENT: Handout, Chapter 1 from George Lakoff's book Don't Think Of An Elephant.  Will be on Test week of Feb 27.

DUE: 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).

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

Finish Jonathan Haight Interview

Propaganda Techniques to Recognize

ON-GOING: 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.


Reading from To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild

WW I  - Willie McBride Song & Print Media : Posters  songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS8Plp6aH7k

Barbara Tuchman's Guns of August

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 Friday (Feb 10) at the start of class.  If late Zero.

Out of Class ASSIGNMENT: Choose any speech that is online (Vimeo, YouTube, etc; Political Candidates, Current Politicians, Historical Figures, etc), and find at least five examples of Propaganda Techniques that are used.  Record what these techniques are, and when these techniques appear in the speech (Minutes: Seconds) and be prepared to show at least two of them to us using our classroom's computer.  Due Monday (Feb 13).  Hand in on paper: Your name, for each speech a short description (who, what, where, when, why) the link to the candidate's speech, and list the propaganda techniques and the time that they occur in the video link (Minutes: Seconds).  Be ready to share with our class at least TWO examples - to come up to the class computer, show us the clip, and ask what "propaganda technique" was used, and explain.

World War II
    - The Fallen
    - The World at War Episode 1 time:
(start at 2:49 - 29:00 in class)
    - Joseph Goebbels introduces Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany
- Triumph of the Will 1934 Hitler (43:00-52:00)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8
    - The Greatest Story Never Told (8:30-11:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iet-baOoRio&list=PLRNbzK2W6kSuGV4v58hi_VBjb_wcKTIaM

Reading & Reflection Paper: The Third Wave.  Two 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 Friday Feb 17 at the beginning of class.
Opinion piece from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/opinion/the-banal-belligerence-of-donald-trump.html