Thursday, November 10, 2005

SCHEDULE: v2.0 Issues in Journalism running assignments, agenda

Thurs., Nov. 10 -- Minutes by Jose Vergara

-- DISCUSS: What is status of giraffe profiles? Please email me
-- ADVICE: Get started reading your optional book now
-- Go over emails about visit of iBrattleboro couple
-- Discuss ppgs. 9-32 of Kovach and Rosenstiel: "Elements of Journalism"
-- Visit by Eesha Williams, "grassroots journalist."
-- Discussion: What is journalism? What is "grassroots" journalism?

ASSIGNMENT FOR TUESDAY: Use Williams visit and McChesney discussion in
Chap. 6 to write a 200-word essay describing the U.S. media system you
would put in place if you had complete control to re-design government
policies and regulation and media ownership. What values or objectives
would you try to achieve? Email by 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14.

SECOND ASSIGNMENT FOR TUESDAY: Read Kovach/Rosenstiel Ch. 2/3 ppgs. 36-68

Tues., Nov. 15 -- Minutes by Nicole Conte

-- 8 a.m. -- Discuss media-system essays
-- 8:15 a.m. -- Discuss Kovach/Rosenstiel ppgs. 36-68

-- 8:30 a.m. -- Guest discussion leader: Fred Daley, editor and co-owner,
Hill Country Observer, on issues of small-newspaper
ownership and editing. Is this the future of journalism?

ASSIGNMENT FOR THURSDAY -- Read ppgs. 70-90 of Kovach Rosenstiel

Thurs., Nov. 17 -- Minutes by Steve Beverly

-- 8:00 a.m. -- There will be a 15-minute, in-class quiz with three
questions about the first 90 pages of Kovach/Rosenstiel. We'll then
exchange and discuss each other's answers for 15 minutes.

-- 8:30 a.m. -- Begin film, "Orwell Rolls in his Grave."

ASSIGNMENT FOR TUESDAY -- Read ppgs. 94-129 of Kovach/Rosenstiel

Tues., Nov. 22 -- Minutes by Kara Tajima

-- 8 a.m. -- DISCUSS: Kovach-Rosenstiel
-- 8:15 a.m. -- Watch the rest of Orwell Rolls in his Grave."

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOV 29: Email by Monday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. a 200-word review
of Orwell Rolls in His Grave."

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOV. 29: Read the rest of Kovach-Rosenstiel
over Thanksgiving break -- ppgs. 131-198.

Tues., Nov. 29 -- Minutes by Matt Nolan

ASSIGNMENT: Finish Kovack / Rosenstiel, pages 131-198 (over break)

Thurs., Dec. 1 -- Minutes by Sarah Smith

ASSIGMENT: Begin reading from Dan Gillmor's "We Media." Exact pages to be
assignment. Work on Giraffe interviews.

Tues., Dec. 6 -- Minutes by Emily McSweeney

ASSIGNMENT: Read Dan Gillor's book, "We Media."
Work on giraffe interviews

Thurs., Dec. 8 -- Minutes by Jose Vergara

ASSIGNMENT: Read Dan Gillor's book, "We Media."
work on giraffe interviews

Tues., Dec. 13 -- Minutes by Nicole Conte

ASSIGNMENT: Finish Dan Gillmor's book, "We Media."
work on giraffe interviews

Thurs., Dec. 15 --

ASSIGNMENT: 500-700 word book report due on your alternate book

Tuned Out, Mindich -- Steve Beverly, Emily McSweeny
Smart Mobs, Rheingold -- Matt Nolan, Kara Tajima
Revolution, Trippi -- Sarah Smith, Jose Vergara
America's Right Turn , Viguerie -- Bill Densmore, Nichole Conte

Tues., Dec. 20 --

ASSIGNMENT: Present giraffe interviews

Thurs., Dec. 22--

FINAL EXAM: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Bowman 203


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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