We will begin your
country adoption reports Thursday, March 23 and have two or three a day.
Date assignments will be made March 9.
By Thursday, Feb. 9, post below the person and
media you will contact.
By Tuesday, Feb. 16, you will have made contact
by email with a media person in your country. We will discuss this in
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
Let them know you need
to visit with them, via email, no later than March 9.
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:
What is the roll of the
media in their country?
How has the Internet and
social media changed media in their country?
What is the most
important thing to know about media in their country?
Who controls the media
in their country?
What are the strengths
of the media in their country?
What are the weaknesses
of the media in their country?
In your email, I
suggest some form of the following:
I'm a senior (major) student at the University of Central Oklahoma in an
international media class.
For my class assignment, I'm studying the media in your country and would
appreciate it if you could answer a few questions for me.
Your views on the news media will be vital to my class presentation later
thissemester. The questions I'd like to
ask follow. Would it be possible to have your answers by (date)?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Click and read. Or on pages A8, B5, of today's New York Times Norway cuts FM radio Facebook Journalism Project Comment below by 5 p.m. Friday
1. What effect would that have, if done to FM in America?
2. Will Facebook's action increase or decrease more "fake news"
"Four Theories of the Press," 1956. Three professors of communication-Fred S. Siebert, Theodore
Peterson and Wilbur Schramm-brought out their Four Theories of the Press
which wenta long way in establishing a typology in the minds of
journalism educators and students.
Comment below by 9 a.m. Jan. 11. One or two sentences each.
1. How widespread do you think news media corruption is?
2. How can American news media avoid this?
3.4. Do you see any danger in America like this?
5. How can we combat fake news?
attendance. Your grade will drop one level for each two absences, after the
first two. If you miss more than 5 sessions, you will flunk. Do not email me
excuses or reasons why you are absent. If you miss a daily assignment, it may
not be made up. There are enough assignments to offset the loss.
time for class. I take this personally and being late is the quickest way to
get on my bad side.
·Adoption of journalism
media in another country, with 4-page report and presentation to class from
research, including social media interaction with members of that country’s
·Midterm and final tests,
based on class discoveries and student presentations.
·Learning the location of
countries in the world with blank maps.
assignments on the class blog, Clarkinternational,
must be completed by assigned deadlines. No credit if deadline missed. Clarkinternational--http://okie-prof.blogspot.com/
·Extreme note taking—Notes
required in every class.
·Bring the New York Times to every class.
word news stories from NY Times on
media; guest speakers.
·Good grammar. You must be fluent in English. Misspelled words cost 50 points each.
·You may not make up
assignments or exams.
·If you have a medical
condition that will mean extensive absences, you must notify the professor in
the first week of class, with documentation. If you cannot attend at least
10 weeks of the semester, drop the class.
SUPPLIES—Paper and pen, for notetaking, to every class period.
·Countries to be included: Australia, Canada,
China (English language versions), England, India, Malaysia, Mali, New Zealand,
Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, U.S. military overseas, Wales. Also, the
dangers to and murders of journalists in other countries. You may report on a
geographic portion of the country, or a specific media area (print, broadcast,
·If you speak more than
one language, you may adopt the country whose language you are fluent in:
China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, etc.
presentations, including visuals—power point, etc.--illustrating the student
group, and your country’s media. Four page paper to professor.
·One page outline handout
of presentation for all class members;
·Guidelines for structure
and evaluation for both presentations to be handed out in class.
GUIDELINES: No fancy covers. First page includes your name, date, subject
title, list of sources. Then begin at mid-page. Paper to be stapled in
upper left hand corner. All work,
except in class exercises, must be typed, double-spaced, using Times New
Roman or Palatino typeface, on one side of the paper, with 1” or 1
1/2" margins. Make sure your toner is readable dark. ( Work will
not be accepted unless it complies with these guidelines.E-mail submissions allowed only on
DEADLINES: Must be met.
Absolutely. Period. End of discussion. Journalism is a deadline business.
Accordingly, late work will not be accepted. Don’t bother to hand it in—you get
a “0”grade. Absence is no excuse.