- Your encounter with Eddie Bernays
- Renee’s Reflection on Flipgrid commentary
- The Legacy of Bernays’ Propaganda
- Understanding Bernays in Historical & Cultural Context: Create a Podcast
- Definitions of propaganda
- Walter Lippmann: The Manufacture of Consent
- The Ethics of Propaganda: Suffragette trailer
- Connecting Bernays and film clip to LEAP 1 scholars
- Feedback on LEAP 1 (Email)
- Review of criteria for evaluation LEAP 2: News Media Connection
NO SYNCHRONOUS CLASS ON OCTOBER 5. Complete all work below independently instead of attending our class session.
Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda. How do virality, sponsored content and big data affect the distribution and nature of propaganda in a global world?
1. Digitally Annotate a Text:
- READ: Auerbach, Jonathan & Russ Castronovo. 2013. Introduction. “Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda.” In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies (pp. 1 – 12). New York: Oxford University Press.
- OPTIONAL READ: If you’re new to digital annotation, this will help you understand it: Educause 2009. Seven Things You Should Know about Digital Annotation.
2. Play and Read:
- RATE, COMMENT AND UPLOAD: Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda. Rate at least 20 examples, comment on at least five examples, and upload at least 2 examples.
- READ: Hobbs, R. 2013. The blurring of art, journalism and advocacy: Confronting 21st century propaganda in a world of online journalism. I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 8(3), 625 – 638.
- OPTIONAL READ: Hobbs, Renee. 2015. Curriculum: Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda. Providence: Media Education Lab.
3. Curate & Connect. Choose one one of the following articles to read. After reading, find one piece of related online content and upload it to the Curate and Connect Padlet Wall, making a brief written description of the resource and explaining how it connects to key ideas from the reading you have selected.
- READ: Einstein, Brandon. 2015. “Reading Between the Lines: The Rise of Native Advertising and the FTC’s Inability to Regulate It.” Brooklyn Journal of Corporate Finance & Commercial Law, 10(7), 225 – 248.
- READ: “How Luther Went Viral.” The Economist. December 17, 2011.
- READ: Robinson, Piers. 2016, August 2. “Russian News May be Biased, But So is Much Western News.” The Guardian.
- READ: Andrew, Liam. 2014, October 29. “Controlled Chaos: As Journalism and Documentary Film Converge in Digital, What Lessons Can They Share?” Neiman Lab at Harvard.
- Kain, Eric. 2014, June 25. “The Hunger Games Releases Propaganda Trailer, Posters for Mockinjay.” Forbes.
- READ: Wikibooks. 2009. Communication Theory: Propaganda and the Public.
4. Participate in our Social Media Community. Tweet a minimum of 5 tweets between September 28 – October 12 to reflect on your reading and scholarly learning in #COM520 or to share other relevant information and ideas. Be sure you have a minimum of 100 people that you are following on Twitter so that you can learn from many experts in the field of media studies and communication.
DUE: October 4. LEAP 2: Make a News Media Connection
NOTE: We’re back together F2F on Wednesday, October 12.