Tuesday, October 11, 2005

CLASS NOTES: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005

Today we discussed Arthur Morin's review of Lawrence Lessig's book, "The Future
of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World," and a review by David
Pollard of the book, "The Wisdom of Crowds," by James Surowiecki.

We then listened to a 35-minute speech by former vice president Al Gore
delivered on Wed., Oct. 5, 2005 at The Associated Press headquarters in
New York to the "We Media" one-day conference.


A reading of pages 1-137 of the McChesney text was assigned for a class
discussion on Tues., Oct. 18.

A reading of an essay by Cole Campbell, "Journalism and the Public: Three
steps, three leaps of faith," was distributed for a discussion on Monday, Oct.

We also distributed a handout of Tyler Resch's paper on the Anthony
Haswell Sedition Act prosecution of 1799 in Bennington, Vt. It's online
at: http://www.benningtonmuseum.com/haswell.html

Tyler Resch will speak to us on Thurs., Oct. 13, at 8:30 a.m.

Absent: NC / SB
Bill Densmore, Visiting Lecturer
Berkshire Towers Room A71-L / Tue/Thu 9:20-9:50 a.m. / and by appt.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams MA 01247
413-663-5483 / CELL: 413-458-8001

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