Wednesday, October 12, 2005
CLASS NOTES: Tuesday, Oct. 4
-- Finished consideration of Project Censored; listened to Media Giraffe
Project interview with project director Peter Phillips.
MINI-ISSUE: Discussed the problems of judging crowd size
as in the recent anti-war march in Washington. (See blog
ONGOING ISSUE: We discussed judging crowd size asn an
issue of objectivity.
-- Is "objectivity" about the point of view of the writer, or is it about
the method of discovering information?
-- The "objective" account keeps the writer out of the story?
-- Gets "both sides"?
We also looked at an article about the Bush administration's plans for
Cuba post-Castro and talked about how The AP reporter chose which sources
to emphasize. Cuba vs. U.S. interests is only one frame -- the one chosen.
But the key to the frame is which sources are chosen.
We then briefly discussed the assigned reading in the AP
Stylebook on media law.
We previewed a discussion of Copyright vs. Larry Lessig.
For Thursday of this week -- read the Lessig piece and the review of the
Wisdom of crowds handed out last week
Read the Haswell case for Tuesday.
For next THURSDAY read 1-137 of the McChesney book