Thursday, October 31, 2013

Greek media question

Greeks are questioning their media's accuracy, and new voices are being heard.
Read this story from yesterday's New York Times, and comment below, by 5 pm Friday
Greek media questioned

Today's presentations

Post below one thing you learned and one potential test question from today's presentations, by 5 pm Friday.
  1. Billy Godwin
  2.  Saki Nozaki

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Censorship in China

Read this story in today's New York Times, about a fatal car wreck in China.
How does the government reaction to the news reflect the presentation on China's media from last week? Also on Page A4.
Fatal car wreck

Four sentences in comments below, by 5 pm Wednesday.

Schedule changes

No class on Nov. 14 or Nov. 19.
Nov. 14--International festival--Writing Assignment
Nov. 19--Presentations will have to be changed

Oct. 31--Billy Godwin, Saki Nozaki
Nov. 5-- Laura Wolf, Maryam Ghavidel
7--Lauren Hatfield, Tramica Foster, Luke Provenzano
12 --Faythe McMillian, Rachel Brocklehurst
?19--Sean Tolbert, Don Harrison, Sadie Jones
21--Katie Kastl, Shane Foshee
26--Adrian Mack, Ellen Grunewald

Today's presentations

Post below one thing you learned , and one potential final test question, from each of today's presentations, by end of class today. 10 points credit not available after deadline:
1. Zena Cherian
2.  Tim Young

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Today's presentations,

  1. Yujiao Tan,
  2.  Mao Leng, 
  3. Woojon Yang
Post comment and questions below. By 5 pm today.

China newspaper article

Read the article on page A* in today's NY Times, and post below why this is an unusual story. By 5 p.m. Friday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

International Festival assignment

The UCO International Student festival is Nov. 14, from 11 to 2 in the Nigh University Center. There will be no class that day.
Your assignment: Attend, eat some food, and interview one of the students from a country other than the one you've adopted.
Due Tuesday, at start of class, Nov, 19--500 word paper about their views of American media.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press freedom in the UK

Check this article in today's New York Times. Should, and could,  the newspaper be punished, and why? British Government criticizes the press
Comment by 5 p.m. Friday.

Today's presentations

Post below one thing you learned , and one potential final test question, from each of today's presentations, by end of class today. 10 points credit not available after deadline:

1. Jackie Kirk
2. Shawna Stine

Potential final test question on blogging--Read this

Read this article about Chinese bloggers being busted by the government in yesterday's New York Times. What do you think would be a final test question from this article? Post below, by 5 pm Friday.
Busting China's Bloggers

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Presentation schedules

Presentation rules—you must be here for all presentations. In addition to absences, you lose 10 points.
Remember, outline to all,,,no excuse for not having enough
We’ll discuss each presentation and draw one potential final question from it.

Presentation dates:
International
Oct. 17--Jackie Kirk, Shawna Stine
22--Yujiao Tan, Mao Leng, Sadie Jones
24--Jacob Cole, Woojon Yang
29--Zena Cherian, Tim Young
31--Billy Godwin, Saki Nozaki
Nov. 5-- Laura Wolf, Maryam Ghavidel
7--Lauren Hatfield, Tramica Foster, Luke Provenzano
12 or 14--Faythe McMillian, Rachel Brocklehurst
19--Sean Tolbert, Don Harrison
21--Katie Kastl, Shane Foshee
26--Adrian Mack, Ellen Grunewald
 Dec. 3