Thursday, September 20, 2012

Student assignment

Pick one of the students who spoke with us, and write an essay--two pages, double spaced--describing what you learned that was most interesting, and compare it with the media in your country.

Due Tuesday, Sept. 25.

International student guests

South Africa: Lana Koch
Ecuador: Joseph Matias
Saudi Arabia: Ahmad Ali Khiswi
Nepal:Bibash Lama
Nigeria: Angyer Barnabas Vhan
Indonesia: Serliara Rumbiak
France: Leon Kirch 

Venezuela: Karla Karolina

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Writing assignment

Please read this article in the NY Times about Ivory Coast stopping newspapers:
Turn in one page, single spaced, of how this event illustrates the authoritarian view of the press discussed in class earlier this semester.
Questions to be addressed:
  1. Why were the papers stopped?
  2. What does this show about thegovernment's view of its citizens?
  3. How does the government justify this action?
  4. Do you agree or disagree and why?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Research assignment

To be posted on this blog by noon, Sept. 17.
1. The tragedy in Libya brings into sharp detail the differences and conflict in two different world views, as presented in our theories of the press discussions.
        A. The person in America who produced the video insulting Muhammad was free to do so, even if most people and the government disagrees.
        B. The people who  protested in Cairo and attacked the US Embassy in Libya do not understand that kind of freedom and blame Americans for blasphemy.
        C. In three sentences,  in comments at the end of this post, referring to types of societies, explain their actions.

2. Here are three links to world media:

A. Find one research source for your adopted country on each link and post below.

PS--if you are not yet following this blog, do so today.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Interntional news links

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What is "Eurocentric"? And other questions

How does this map  make you feel? Is it wrong? What is really "up" in space? What does this map to about conceptions and stereotypes of importance and priorities? Are there effects of the way we view the world? Why do we prefer the other way of looking at the world? What are some advantages of looking at the world like this?

Research assignment

By Nov. 10, noon
1. Post links or other citations as  answers on comments below please.
List five sources of information on your country below (Wikipedia excluded).  Specify subject areas--for example, american newspapers, National Newspaper Association

Those links should apply to at least two areas of the outline below.
Here is the outline for your presentations and papers

A. Country perspective--include geography/climate, population, age demographics, religions. races, education, economy, government
B. Media--control, ownership, overall perspective of print, media, digital, social
       1. Print media--numbers, leaders, circulations, influence
       2. Broadcast--radio, TV, numbers, influence
       3. Digital--Internet, numbers, influence
       4. Social media, numbers, influence

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Egyptian media news

Read this link please.

Is it the media's fault?

Think of a world problem or crisis. Take your pick.
I hear a lot of comments like, "It's the media's fault."
Is it?
  1. Find one situation in the world that you think the media is partially responsible for and write one paragraph explaining why.
  2. Now, define media.

Blank map links

South America

Central America




Southeast Asia