Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Presentation schedules

March 28-- Tyler Young
March 30--Jennifer Byrd, Evonne Wong
April 4--Chloe Craig, Michael Fibersima, Kaitlyn Haupe
April 6--Hayden Hancock, Christopher McNally, William White
April 11--Kyla Carter, Michael Clark, Riho Kadono
April 13--Jared Frisk, Zach Karis, Je'mari Luper
April 18--Jade Braun, Haley McClung, Patrick McDonald
April 20--Trevor LeBlanc, Samatha Marcus, Jake Searock

Grading your presentations

2017 International Name________________________________________


10 points-- Include country's brief history,  population, religions, location, any distinguishing  characteristics of culture, and the media

1          2          3          4          5

30 points --WWWWH of media in that country
1          2          3          4          5
25  points--Statistics on media circulation, numbers of TV channels, newspapers, social media etc
1          2          3          4          5
25 points--Role of media, control of media
1          2          3          4          5
5 points--Paper on time
25 points-- summary paper, with sources listed at end handed to professor
5 points—1 page outline to all, including professor
10 points—Visuals, map
5 points--Time:
10 points—Overall presentation

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 23 class canceled

Class won't meet tomorrow.

Except two students arrive on time to make up midterm.

Presentations begin Tuesday: Jennifer Byrd, Evonne Wong, Emily Palmer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What is "political correctness"?

 Political correctness is increasingly in the news in America, Canada, and in "free speech" countries around the world, especially at universities. What do you think?

Research today, and comment below by the end of the day. Two sources per question--list them.
1. What is political correctness?
2. Is political correctness harming the freedoms of the First Amendment?
3. How and/or why or why not?
4. Do you see political correctness at UCO? Be specfic with examples
5. Should anything, or can anything, be done about it? How and why?

Plut your answers in my folder on the computer.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Why does George Orwell matter?

George Orwell

Cheat Sheet
The real George
Final warning

Why does George Orwell matter today in international media? Comment below by 5 pm Monday.

Midterm test, calendar

Contact with country, Feb. 28 or March 7
No class--March 2
Scheduling presentations--March 7
Midterm test--March 9
Press theories; Gutenberg; wire services; CNN; Orwell; Murdoch;  war correspondents; CPR; dangerous countries
Presentations start --March 23
No class--April 27