October 19, 2016
- Media Economics 101
- Unpacking the ideas, arguments and concepts in Van Dijck’s Chapters 1 – 4
- Isabelle: public and private
- Sam: ecosystem
- Annabelle: ownership, governance, business models
- Kelly: interoperability
- Francesca: actor network theory
- Cynthia: platforms
- Gregg: connectivity
- Eric: sociality
- Christine: political economy theory
- Tori: technology
- Nani: users and content
- Mastering Academic Writing: They Say, I Say
- Create 3 PPT Slides for our deck: The Culture of Connectivity
- View and discuss: Wages for Facebook
TO PREPARE FOR CLASS ON OCTOBER 26
Mastering Academic Writing. Complete your PPT slides for our collaborative slide deck on Van Dijck’s Chapters 1 – 4.
Methods of Research in Media Studies. How can qualitative and quantitative research methods in media studies help advance the creation of new knowledge?
Make Progress on Your Research Apprencticeship. Develop a written document that answers these questions: What is your research question? Why is it important? Establish and narrow/deepen the scope of collaboration by generating research questions, rationales, creating a “to do” list on Trello and planning the overall structure of the final report, figuring out “who does what” so the work gets divided fairly among the partners.
- READ: Brennen, Bonnie. 2013. Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies New York: Routledge. Read Chapters 1-2.
- READ: Gunter, Barrie. Chapter 10. “The Quantitative Research Process.” In Klaus Bruhn Jensen (Ed.), Handbook of Media and Communication Research. New York: Routledge.
Work collaboratively with your research partner to develop a research question, rationale and methods section for your research report, making some use of some concepts from the readings (by summarizing, paraphrasing and using direct quotations) as you shape a description and justification of your strategy and work methods.
Post your work as a Google doc (with open editing) and link in an easy-to-find and clearly labelled as “DRAFT 1 DONE” on your TRELLO board:
Mind Over Media Cynthia and Francesca
Celebrity – Girls Isabelle, Annabelle and Tori
AT&T Policy – Business Christine and Gregg
AT&T Ad Analysis Eric and Kelly
Digital Literacy Sam and Nani
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26. DUE: Leap 3: Compose a Precis
OPTIONAL EVENT: Thursday, October 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Gallanti Lounge. “Personalized Learning: The Conversations We Need” with Monica Bulger, Data and Society Institute.
November 2: FINAL PAPER/PROJECT: Send an email to the instructor describing your plans and ideas
November 9: RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP project complete