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.
on the old
Estate was the
of the Realm".
The Media, or an Independent Press has
been called the "Fourth Estate" in
reference to Due Wednesday February 8th :
Media Inventory Log Assignment (10% of
Record all media you consume for one week
- from 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.
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
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 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
5. Which media is most
important to you, and why?
6. What do you think
about unasked for advertising that you saw
Media Log and reflection paper due
Wednesday Feb 8 at the beginning of class
10:50am. Zero if late.
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
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.
Two to three
explain to you
the rise of
Germany in the
events did the
Due Friday Feb
17 at the
up 5-8 minute
(March 13 -
of Two to
choose a media
(and have a
handout or web
would fit in
System in BLUR
an example of
how they make