Monday, Feb. 4: Discuss real life ethics case studies, read Jenni Carlson column and watch video
Tuesday – Thursday, Feb. 5-7: Creating your own media history blog assignment
Using the blog site of your choice (suggested WordPress – no Tumblr), you will create a blog highlighting key events in American (make sure you stick to the U.S.) media history.
You will have 3 blog posts and each will highlight a different form of the media.
1. Print media
Each post must have 5 key events or developments in regards to that form of media. Each of the 5 items listed must have a hyperlink (each must be from a different website). Each post must have at least 1 YouTube (or Vimeo) video embedded (no link) relating to that particular form of media.
To turn in your link, comment to this post and copy and past your link.
Deadline: End of class Thursday, Feb. 7
Friday, Feb. 8: Newspaper Day – bring a copy of a current (no later than Wednesday, Feb. 6) major daily newspaper (such as The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times – no Coppell Citizens Advocate) to class.
Today, you will spend the entire period reading your newspaper. You will type of responses to the following items:
– list how many people you personally know in the paper and why they are in the paper (example: Coppell junior Joe Smith is my neighbor; he is in the paper for winning first place in the science fair)
– Other than reading about current events, list the number of additional ways you could use this newspaper for information (example: weather forecast)
– Looking over the advertisements, list the number of businesses which include items of interest to you (example: iPod at Best Buy)
Save your assignment into the appropriate folder on the s-share when you are finished.