Week 5, Feb 13-17, 2017
CDAE 195 Propaganda, Media Ownership, and Citizen Responsibility
CRN 14637, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Morrill Room 10

Check-In: Attendance, Handouts, Questions?


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.

CASE STUDY: First Iraq war - Operation Desert Storm CBC's Fifth Estate Show
The First Gulf War CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp 5th Estate, 1992): To Sell A War

The Media, or Independent Press has often been called the "Fourth Estate" based on the old medieval European institutions:  The First Estate was the Clergy, the Second Estate the Nobility, the Third Estate Commoners, and the Fourth Estate the independent Press.  See "Estates of the Realm".

CASE STUDY: Post post 9/11: Iraq War, Hubris MSNBC,  Frontline Bush's War

Propaganda Techniques to Recognize

DUE Monday February 13:
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.

DUE Friday Feb 17 at the beginning of class.
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?
Opinion piece from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/opinion/the-banal-belligerence-of-donald-trump.html

Opinion piece number two from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/why-nobody-cares-the-president-is-lying.html

Coming up 5-8 minute TEAM presentation (March 13 - 17):  Analysis of Media Company Presentation (10%): Teams of Two to Three Students choose a media company or organization.
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
  -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