Thursday, August 27, 2015

Media horror in the USA

Yesterday's on-air slaying of two journalists.
Read: Ex broadcaster kills two
Violence Gone Viral, in a Well-Planned Social Media Rollout

Ethics questions? 

Country adoption guidelines

By next Thursday, Sept. 3, 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. Other deadlines coming soon.

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. Power point/prezi acceptable

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

C.  International adoption guidelines
  1. Two-page paper--due to Dr. Clark day of presentation
  2. WWWWWH of media in that country
  3. Include country's brief history,  population, religions, location, any distinguishing  characteristics of culture, and the media
  4. Statistics on media circulation, numbers of TV channels, newspapers, etc
  5. Role of media, control of media
  6. 15-minute presentation to class with visuals, including map
  7. One page outline to each student
  8. Minimum of five sources
  9. Social media interview with someone in that county included
“I want to have a summary grasp of what media is like in the
 country, how it functions, and its control and influence.”--Clark
D. Interview guidelines
  • In initial email, introduce yourself; tell the person who you are and that  you're doing this for a university class; and give the link to Clarkinternational as a reference. 
  • Ask for a confirmation email.
  • Let them know you need to visit with them, via email,
  • Ask them for a date when they'd have time to respond.
  • If the person does not respond within 24 hours, send another email. If that doesn't work, find a backup person immediately.
  • Being unable to contact a media person will subtract 30 points from your 150-point project.
  • Send them the list of questions you'd to discuss, including but not exclusive:
  1. What is the roll of the media in their country?
  2. How has the Internet and social media changed media in their country?
  3. What is the most important thing to know about media in their country?
  4. Who controls the media in their country?
  5. What are the strengths of the media in their country?
  6. What are the weaknesses of the media in their country?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Something there is that doesn't love a wall

New York Times today...Hungary builds a fence. Will it work? What is effect of media in this?

Great Wall of China

Hadrian's Wall, England

Berlin Wall
North-South Korea



The dangers of press freedom

Check the link for the Committee to Protect Journalists
Dangers to journalists
Read and comment on two of the articles below by 5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 28 --50 words or less.
Still having trouble--email to
1. Does a First Amendment really protect journalists?
2. Why does much of the world not  value a free press?


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Today's international media news--Malaysia

New York Times-- 

Malaysia seeking to curb social media

Malaysia will ask three social media and Internet companies to curb content in the interest of public safety, Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said Monday. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission plans to meet with representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter “soon to seek their cooperation to stem the increasing tide of false information and rumors,” he wrote on his blog. The request is the latest attempt by Malaysia’s government to quell dissent amid allegations of graft at a state investment fund that has put intense scrutiny on Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Monday, August 17, 2015

What do you expect, what I expect?

What do you expect ?
Out of professors, this class, this department, this university?
(What makes a good professor?)
What I expect of you:
(What makes a good student?)
·   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)

Welcome and it's time to get to work

In class view: Did you Know
Opening assignments