Thursday, August 29, 2013

French press

Read French press story in NY Times today.
Comment below: what does this say  about newspapers and the press in France that reminds you of the press in America?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Europe Map

Europe map

Mideast map

Quiz yourself

Mideast Map Link

What country used chemical weapons on its own citizens?
What country's military  has cracked down on Islamists, killing many?
What country has pledge to support this country, even if the US cuts aid?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Al Jazeera makes limited debut in U.S. Read.

What doe Facebook have to do with international media? Read.

1. Post one comment below on why you think Facebook news is important to International media by 5 p.m. Aug. 22.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall 2013 opening assignments

1. Read these links from the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/world/middleeast/egypt-lashes-at-foreign-news-media-over-coverage.html?emc=eta1

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/08/201381784513977931.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/business/media/al-jazeera-america-promises-a-more-sober-look-at-the-news.html?emc=eta1

2. What is Al Jazeera? Why is it important? Where did it get started? Check Wikipedia
3. Why would some distrust it? But what is the value of having it as a news source?.
4.  Be able to find Egypt, The Sinai, Israel, Libya on a map..
5. Why is Egypt important to the U.S?

Assignment: In the comments section below, post a two sentence comment about the Al Jazeera link , by 5 p.m.  Aug. 21.
Did you know
Media change