Sunday, August 31, 2014

Isis and its command of media

Read this story from the front page of The New York Times Sunday:
Isis using media to recruit

Comment below: How do you see this use of media disrupting or affecting international news coverage by other sources?  by 5 pm Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Central America

Map quiz Sept. 2

Research assignment

Research assignment--Due by 5 p.m. Sept. 3.

(15 points)

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 15-20 minute presentations and papers

A. Country perspective--include geography/climate, population, age demographics, religions. races, education, economy, government--No more than 1/3 of time and paper. Presentation must include map.
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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Your sources for international news?

Have you heard of Vice? Of Al Jazeera? You have now.
For Tuesday, Aug. 26,
1. Check these links:
https://news.vice.com
http://america.aljazeera.com
http://www.aljazeera.net/portal
2. Read this article by David Carr, "The Media Equation," in today's New York Times:
"Its Edge Intact, Edge Is Chasing Hard News"
3. Have you followed Vice before? What do you think of it as a news source? Comment in three sentences below, by 11 am, tomorrow, Aug. 26.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Syria and dangerous journalism

International media class. Read this for discussion Tuesday, following ur discussions on Isis, Foley and the N.Y. Times correspondent expelled from Afghanistan.
Journalists as pawns

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Why is it dangerous to be a foreign correspondent?

One American journalist beheaded in Iraq, another detained in Afghanistan?
International media students, read today for discussion tomorrow, from today's New York Times:
Read this link about Afghanistan: Journalist interrogated
And this about the beheading: Beheaded

  • Why do you think it is so dangerous? 
  • What do they hoped to accomplish? 
  • What don't they understand nor accept?
  •  What do Americans not accept or understand about world views on press freedom?

Trouble commenting?

If you are having trouble commenting on the assignment, don't worry, we will try to fix it tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What I expect of you

What do you expect ?
Out of professors, this class, this department, this university?

What I expect of you:
·   To write, speak well
·   To think critically
    (To ask questions)
·   To solve problems
·   To be creative
·   To act ethically
(Including respecting others)
·   To work hard
·   To be adept at technology
·   To be passionate
·   To act like this class is a job
(Be here, and on time)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Welcome, and it's time to get to work

In class view: Did you Know
Opening assignments
Watch this video:Isis and social media
Watch: China's firewall
Comment below  by 5 pm Wednesday Aug. 19, in 50 words what does this tell you about digital media and its influence on world politics and international relations? Be ready to discuss on Thursday.
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Mideast map--learn countries by Thursday