Week 6, Feb 22, 24, 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.
Read 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

Coming up Media Company or Organization presentations (March 20-31):  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