JOUR 335 Weekly Outline

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Week 1   (8/28 - 9/1)  
Read Chapter Introduction and Chapter One   eBook Here
or Here

Book Intro REVIEW:
  How was information disseminated before the birth of the newspaper?  What was Acta Diurna and do any modern counterparts exist today?  What impacts did Johannes Gutenberg’s invention have on society?  How did the early English monarchs control printing? What impact did the writings of John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Cato have on the nation’s founding fathers and its eventual media system?


Tues:   Syllabus overview.   Textbook Intro Main Points.     See IRTS Multicultural Workshop

Thurs:  Chap. 1 Main Points.    Set up Google Drive folder named YourLastName JOUR 335 and share with DeMarsMedia@gmail.com   Short assignment #1:  Write a 3-4 summary paper of main historical events in your life, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt. font. Cite any sources you use in APA Style.  Due by 9/4 in Google Drive. FILE NAME must be "YourLastName Paper 1"
     Soldiers Without Swords

CHAPTER 1 REVIEW:   What did freedom and democracy mean to the early colonists? Why didn’t a free press emerge in the colonies?   Why did it take eighty-four years to found a newspaper in the new world?  What contributions did Benjamin Harris make to American journalism? Why did his Publick Occurrences cease publication after one issue?  Why did the new world’s press begin in Boston? Why did Boston officials consider a postmaster a safe choice for a newspaper publisher?   What contributions did James Franklin make to American journalism? Why is he called “the rebel printer”?  What contributions did Benjamin Franklin make to American journalism?  Why were his publications popular? Does his formula for readership say anything about the way media try to get readers or viewers today?   What impact, if any, did the Zenger trial have on early American journalism?  What was the essence of Andrew Hamilton’s great plea? Why were the arguments in the Zenger case critical to colonial political development? What was the basis of the Zenger defense?   What was the role of women journalists in British America?

Textbook publisher's support site.


Week 2   (9/4 - 9/8)      Read Chapter Two                  RADIO SHOW

Tuesday:  Hard copy of writing assignment due at 9:30.  Must be stapled.  No Google Drive submission= no submission.  Book Intro & Chap. 1 Quiz -- Green Scantron and pencils required.     Chap. 2 Main Points.     
Note that outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.

Thursday:  Assigned video to watch at or before class time--American Revolution: Declaring Independence
Impact of Thomas Paine's writings. Thomas Jefferson's writing. (Writing assignment at link below--you must watch the video and make your own handwritten notes.  As soon as you're through, take a picture of your notes (or save the file if you're typing) and upload them to your Google Drive.  FILE NAME must be "YourLastName Video 1 Notes"The quiz and writing assignment is posted here by 10:00 (click the link) Thursday morning and you must upload your paper by 10:50. 
This is not group work--watch on your own, take your own notes, write your own answers.

CHAPTER 2 REVIEW:  Why does the author say it was an “extremely reluctant revolution from the beginning”?   Arthur M. Schlesinger writes that “the patriots exhibited extraordinary skill in manipulating public opinion,playing upon the emotions of the ignorant as well as the minds of the educated.” What are some examples of these skills?   What factors made newspapers a potent medium in the Revolution?    It is said that the reasons the colonists went to war with England were not particularly good ones. What were those reasons? Do you think they were important enough reasons to go to war?  What importance did Edes and Gill’s Boston Gazette hold in fomenting revolution?  How could the revolutionary press, on the one hand, be a unifying force, while, on the other hand, be dividing the country by their unbridled partisanship?  What was James Rivington’s role in the revolution? What contributions did he make to jour­nalism?  Samuel Adams has been called “the master of puppets,” the one who pulled the strings to begin the American Revolution. What influenced his political philosophy? How did Adams incite a revolution? What were his techniques?  What were the political philosophies of John Dickinson and Isaiah Thomas? How did they contribute to fomenting revolution? How did the First Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing a free press, evolve?    Textbook publisher's support site.
Week 3    (9/11 - 9/15)     Read Chapter Three         

Tues:  Chap. 2 Quiz.    Plan to give us a 2 minute summary of the two most important historical events of your life, based on 1st paper.    Begin Chap. 3 Main Points

Thurs:  Continue Chap. 3 Main Points

Short assignment #1b:  Write a new one-to-two page section for your summary paper that addresses main media-related events in your life.  Due by 9/18 in Google Drive, as "YourLastName Paper 1-Part 2"

CHAPTER 3 REVIEW:  Why did the framers of the Constitution not even discuss press rights at the beginning of their deliberations? Why is this period called “the dark ages of American journalism”? React to the statement, “If the press was scurrilous, it was a reflection of the times.”  George Washington, who was subjected to vilification by the anti-Federalist press, developed an ambivalent attitude toward the press. Do you think he was justified? What were his views about the press? Discuss his views about “managed news.” Alexander Hamilton’s and Thomas Jefferson's political philosophies were on opposite ends of the political spectrum. What were their views about the press and press freedom?  What were John Adams’ views of the press? Did the character of the press change during his presidency? What were the Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798? How did they seriously jeopardize the Bill of Rights?  As president, Thomas Jefferson did more for freedom of the press than any other president. Do you agree? Why? Did he believe press freedom and an orderly government were compatible? What importance did the Harry Croswell trial have? Publisher's support site.
Week 4     (9/18 - 9/22 )    Read Chapter Four       BEA  

Tues:  Hard copy of writing assignment due at 9:30. Must be stapled.    
Chap. 3 Quiz.     Chap. 4 Main Points


Thursday:  Assigned videos to watch at or before class time--
American Newspapers, 1800-1860: Introduction and City Papers.
(Writing assignment--you must watch the videos and make your own handwritten notes.  As soon as you're through, take a picture of your notes and upload them to your Google Drive.>The writing assignment part --> you must upload your paper by 10:50 on 9/21 ... Answer these questions:  VIDEO 1 -- 1.  In the same way today we can compare the NY Times to the National Enquirer, what do they say is the difficulty in comparing papers of the early 1800s?      2.  This is all about antebellum newspapers.  What does antebellum mean?    3.  How do they say papers of that day were different than papers of today?   4.  ______ is probably the most famous newspaperwoman from this period, serving as a correspondent for the New York Tribune.  5.  Why will the full scope of women’s contributions to antebellum newspapers probably never be known?   6.  This week's chapter 'moves on' from the party press of the late 1700s to the 'penny press' of the early 1800s--suggesting the political battles in the press were over for the time--how does this video support or contradict that?       7.  What signs do they say help you identify a paper's political alignment?  8.  How prevalent were Native American and Black papers of this time?  and  What were they like?   VIDEO 2:    9.  List some things, if any, that this video repeats from the first video.   10.  In the first half of the 19th Century, the ____ and the _____greatly accelerated transmission and dissemination of information.  11.  What do some scholars say caused the expansion of the press in the first half of the 19th Century?   12.  List ways this video supports and/or contradicts what Chapter 4, as we covered some of Tuesday, says about the Penny Press.  13.  It's motto was "It Shines for All" _____   14.  As many as _______ penny papers were founded in New York during the 1830s, but only two:  _______ and ________ survived. 15.  _______ is classified as a penny paper but actually sold for ______ and got financial support from the Whig party.   16.  What does the video say about how the penny press excluded some voices?     17.  During the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 the ____________ served as the principal source of information on the war for newspapers across the country.

CHAPTER 4 REVIEW:    Do any similarities exist between what people wanted to read in the 1830s and what they want to read today? What did Benjamin Day contribute to this new journalism?  What evidence is there to suggest that James Gordon Bennett ignited an era of personal journalism? What were James Gordon Bennett's greatest contributions to the development of the press for the masses? What radical changes in structure and influence did the great Penny Press edi­tors bring about? How did Horace Greeley's journalism differ from that of James Gordon Ben­nett? What were Greeley's contributions to American journalism? Do we get any sense of the power of the press at this time by studying the war with Mexico? What contributions did Henry Raymond make to American journalism? Why did the Penny Press develop when it did?  Of all the Penny Press personalities, whom would you select for the following positions: publisher, editor, managing editor, city editor, and editorial page editor? Why?   Textbook publisher's support site.
Week 5     (9/25 - 9/29)       Read Chapter Five

Note:  if you're late for class, you're counted absent.  If you sleep in class, you're counted absent.

Tues:   Chap. 4 Quiz       Plan to give us a 2 minute summary of a most important media related historical event of your life, based on 1st paper, part 2.        Begin Chapter 5 main points.

Activity essay #1:  Read through a physical copy of a current, local market newspaper.  Cannot be the East Texan. Keep the hard copy--select a paper that you can bring to class.  We will use a variety of papers, so plan to sign up for which paper you will use, not using one someone else uses.  Some will be made available for you, based on request and on a first-come basis. If you do not make a selection early you will have a much harder time meeting the paper-selection requirement. Paper confirmation deadline is class time 10/5.  Sign up here (pw jour335) to indicate which paper you're doing.  When reading through the paper, select at least seven different news reports about current events, found on several different pages of the paper.  In writing your essay (1) Write seven or more 4-7 sentence paragraphs that summarize each article, (2) Read and summarize at least one editorial item in the paper--look for the editorial section.  If there is no clear editorial section, find anything that appears to be publication of an opinion instead of reporting news, (3) Write a 3-5 paragraph evaluation of any kind of 'slant' you believe you saw overall in the articles you read--note specific examples, (4) Write a paragraph discussing the 'news' in the paper compared to the 'opinion'--and end by suggesting either (a) this seems to be a liberal paper, or (b) this seems to be a conservative paper -- you must decide one of these two options, (5) compare it to how the East Texan covers news,  and (6) Identify one or two items in your paper that you believe is about a topic people 100 years from now would be studying about in a Journalism History class and briefly discuss why.
Get started now. Due date: 10/9 in Google Drive, hard copy and paper in class 10/10.

Note that the outline is updated weekly--always check for updates
, and refresh.

CHAPTER 5 REVIEW:   What types of problems affected the North and South presses?  Were the contents of newspapers a cause of the Civil War? How did war reporting in the North and South differ?  Why were William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass important to Civil War journalism?  What were their aims?  What was President Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with the press?   What were Horace Greeley’s feelings toward slavery and President Lincoln?  What was the source of military/press conflicts during the Civil War and still is today?  What means were used to silence the press during the Civil War?  What changes in the practice of journalism came about during the Civil War?  What contributions did Mathew Brady and Thomas Nast make to visual journalism?  Textbook publisher's support site.

Week 6        (10/2 - 10/6)     Read Chapter Six                                                  

Tuesday class time: 

ASSIGNMENT:  (1) Participate in Rally at Student Center starting at 9:15 am Tuesday, then (2) Attend speaker panel at 11:00 am in BA 221.  You are counted absent for Tuesday's class if you do not participate.
Moved to Thurs:   Chap. 5 Quiz.   Class writing and discussion activity.  Must have your own hard copy or eBook of the required textbook for the class. The syllabus says
"History can seem dry and boring. Let’s make it NOT that—by thinking about history in a very personal way.  Place yourself into this moment in history, and then it’s not just a story about the past, but a new way to look at the present and the future."   

Thurs:  Chapter 6 Main Points

CHAPTER 6 REVIEW:  Why are Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst referred to as public defenders? Do they fit your definition of the term? What was this new journalism that would change the character and appearance of the daily newspaper and enormously increase its mass influence?   What contributions did Pulitzer make to American journalism? What was the Pulitzer success formula?
What were Hearst's contributions to the development of American journalism? Do you consider Hearst a positive or negative force upon American journalism? How did the term “yellow journalism” develop?  Do you consider Hearst an imitator or innovator? Why? 
How do you assess press performance during the Spanish-American War?  What contributions did Adolph Ochs make to modern American journalism?  How did his type of journalism differ from that of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst? (online)

Week 7        (10/9 - 10/13)    Read Chapter Seven

Tues:   Chap. 6 Quiz.  Activity Essay #1 due as noted above, along with an outline guiding your class presentation.  Prepare a 4-5 minute summary of what you found in your newspaper review.  Writing quality of paper and quality of presentation are important factors in grading.  You will be stopped if you go over time.          
Thurs:  Chapter 7 main points
CHAPTER 7 REVIEW:  What is meant by muckraking? What was the aim of muckrakers? Why were they so unique in American journalism?  What impact did Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, David Graham Phillips, and Upton Sinclair have on the social and/or political fabric of the nation?  How did progressivism, and especially its journalism, undermine the ritual of political partici­pation?  What were the lessons of Upton Sinclair’s The JungleWhy did President Theodore Roosevelt label writers of exposure “muckrakers”? Of which muckrakers was he thinking when he penned the name? How did his attitude change toward muckrakers and muckraking?  What brought about the decline of the muckraking movement?  How did Time magazine develop? What impact has it had? Does it have any impact today?  Compare and contrast Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays’ philosophies of public relations. Why is Bernays revered as the “father of public relations”? (online study help)

Week 8          (10/16 - 10/20)     Read Chapter Eight                               

Tues:    See book requirement below. At class time, having watched The First Transatlantic Cable, be ready to answer discussion questions.  FIRST:  take notes as you watch it (about a page or more) and then upload those notes to your 335 Google Drive, and at the time that you do --> send an email to Tony.DeMars<at>tamuc<dot>edu to say you have completed watching and have uploaded your notes.  Watch for a possible reply email with instructions, or you may, by 10:30 am on 10/17, see a log in here for instructions.  Technical issues? Use this one instead.

NOTE:  You must have your own textbook and bring it to class Thursday, either hard copy or as an eBook. No text = zero Mid Term grade. Mid Term Exam essay questions done Tues/Wed.--here are the instructions.

Take each of the periods (each chapter) our book has used to help us understand the evolution of human communication, as represented by journalism, as a form of communication of social and political issues. For each one, select one event or person and write about 300 words / about half a page typed -- for each -- that describes what the event or person was and what its/their importance was to getting us to where we are today. Think in comparison, for example to Cyrus Field (1819-1892), and how you could write about what he did for laying the TransAtlantic cable, the reasons he did it, the challenges he faced, how it fit into the times, other people who were involved, impact on human communication and busines and society, etc..  There are seven chapters, so your total types pages would be 300 words x 7 chapters = 3.5 to 4.5 pages, double spaced, typed.
Due in your Google Drive no later than midnight Thursday 10/19.  See book requirement below.

Thurs:   
Mid Term Exam, Chapters 1-7 short answer questions. Bring unwrinkled green Scantron and pencils.   Reminder:  your own book or eBook required at test time. 

After exam -- at 10:15
--> Chapter 8  main points.  Read about the killing of the Malta journalist.
 
  



MID SEMESTER 
Note that the outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.
Week 9:      (10/23-27)              Read Chapter Nine

Tues:   Chap. 8 Quiz.  Connecting to First TransAtlantic Cable -- continued discussion of film and 20th Century communication technology -- including Chapter 9 main points.

Activity Essay #2 directions:  Begin by identifying someone in your family history as far back as you can, or if you're more connected to another country, as far back as the people who would know would have lived in a certain area in that country.  Be able to show proof of that documentation, such as a birth or death or marriage certificate, or a census report. Ask the oldest people who know in your family for help. Start by making a list of parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and if possible great-great-grandparents.  If you're adopted, use your adoptive family's ancestors. If you need help with this, you must make an appointment with Dr. DeMars that will take place no later than 10/31.  After that date, you will be on your own to make this documentation.  There will be some reporting due starting 10/31.  A good, free starting tool is www.familysearch.org  The most recent U.S. Census available is from 1940. Our intent will be to connect them in some way to some of the history we are covering; this is the starting work. NOTE:  these directions are here now because the time to start is now.


Week 10:   (10/30-11/3)           Read Chapter Ten                                        

Tues:   Chap. 9 Quiz. (boo).    First report due for Activity Essay #2.  Write up a half page summary of the person you have identified to look at historically.  Include full name, the family line the person connects from (list for example father name, grandfather name, great-grandfather name), note birth and death dates, where the person lived, any facts you know about the person (work, siblings, accomplishments, etc.) and a picture of the person if you have it.  Then also list sources used to provide your information.  Due in Google Drive by 10/30 and hard copy due at start of class Tuesday.    Chapter 10 TV operations main pointsEarly film and TV
A filmed copy of the first TV program,
July 7, 1936.     'Jimmy Dean gets canceled'


Thursday:  Be at a computer at class time -- use class time to do first Activity Essay #2 writing -- directions are below.   Newspaper archive, this is one example of a kind or source you might use to do the following.  A research librarian in the Gee Library will also be happy to help you think about this research. 
Here's what to do:
Take that person you have identified, and think about all the types of media we use -- music, radio, TV, film, magazines, and even billboards, electronic signage and such.
Research the kind of media that person would have been using in his/her 20s, from about 20 to 30 years old.  See the link above about newspaper archives, but you'll have to start by finding some of your own.  Spend an hour or more finding sources that talk about media of that time, and keep track of the URL or other citation for how we would find it.  In the report due for this work: (a) Summarize the person, when he/she lived including birth and death dates, and where he/she lived. (b) Make a bullet point list of all the sources you find that talk about what the media was like at that time, and as much as possible in the specific area where he/she lived.  (c)  by the end of class time 11/2, write 3-4 paragraphs that summarize what you have found so far.  Think critically about how we use all kinds of media and compare that to how that person would have been using media in their lives during that 10-year period of their 20s. Put this in your Google Drive by the end of class time.  Start early if you're concerned about being rushed.  As soon as you start, either early or at class time, send an email to Tony<dot>DeMars@tamuc<dot>edu -- subject line "11/2 335 activity" and message "I am starting Part 2 of this Activity Essay."

Week 11:           (11/6-11/10)        Read Chapter Eleven

Tues:   Chap. 10 Quiz -- new Scantron sheet required.   Chapter 11 overview
(librarian came today instead of Thursday)

ACTIVITY ESSAY CONTINUED:  your ultimate goal is to be able to help us visualize all the media your relative would have potentially used in their twenties--generally about your age (for most of you).  SO, continue this week with your research that has you continuing to
find sources that talk about media of that time, and keep track of the URL or other citation for how we would find it.  This would be things like: (a) radio network programs schedules, (b) the stations in their area, (c) major movies released during that time, (d) popular magazines, ETC.  Your final report should show and/or play samples of materials from all the potential media your relative might have used.  Your final written report must also cite the sources you have used for the information in your report, using APA style.

Thurs:   Library guest speaker visited Tuesday, so Advertising history overview.

Week 12:          (11/13 - 11/17)     Read Chapter Twelve                            

Tues:   Chap. 11 QuizDiscussion of Chapter 12.

Thursday:  No class meeting. Assigned video to watch at or before class time--(originally said to be posted)...
At or before class time, having watched (Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle), be ready to answer discussion questions.  Here's a backup option in case the first link has problems. FIRST: take notes as you watch it (about a page and a half or more) and then upload those notes to your 335 Google Drive*, and at the time that you do, first do the evaluation noted below, then send an email to Tony.DeMars<at>tamuc<dot>edu, subject RTV 335 video, to say you have completed watching and have uploaded your notes and evaluation.  Reminder: We have talked about not just learning facts of history but thinking critically--part of that has to do with free speech and multicultural issues. This is one of two videos to help us with this.  *If you are concerned about this secure means of meeting the deadline, submit to the instructor's university email as an attachment instead.

END DIRECTIONS: 
Having watched the video and posted your notes, use your notes as a reminder of specifics about the content to assess this idea:  Review the link from weeks ago on the course outline about the killing of the Malta journalist.  Review the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment).  Then make a bullet point list of five or more things covered about Ruben Salazar that you think each fits how civil rights activists in the U.S. have used the First Amendment’s freedom of the press -- or NOT been able to have this freedom -- in their quest for social change.  Then compare that to The Republic of Malta and efforts there also to cover important issues without having any "First Amendment protection."  
Bullet points are the five or more main ideas.  Other information here is about what you use within the discussion about each of those. End with a final statement of your feeling about how well American ideals about free speech are currently applicable for 'multicultural voices.'
This should be up to about a page, double-spaced, typed, and uploaded to your Google Drive folder (or if you followed the alternate submission option with your notes, sent as an email attachment) no later than the end of class time Thursday.
Week 13           (11/20 - 11/22)      Read Chapter Thirteen   Chapter ppt                    

Tues:   No class meeting. Chap. 12 Quiz online.   Basic directions: (a) you will have received an email with your username and password. (b) you will be able on Wed. or Thurs. 11/15-16 to sign in and do a Practice Quiz to get familiar.  If you're in multiple classes with me only do this once--it's the same. It's just to give you a feel for the online test. (c) You will log in to classmarker.com and log in with your username and password.  You should see a screen with your 'Groups' like JOUR 335 and RTV 151.  Select for this class the 335 link, then Go to Selected Group.  You will see the assigned quiz if it's open at the time you log in.  (d) the regular test will be open Monday 11/20 starting around 2:00 pm and will close at 10 pm on Tuesday 11/21. Once you start it, you will have 15 minutes to finish.  It will start by giving you directions.  (e) questions are drawn at random, so you will not have the same questions and same question order as anyone else.  After reading these instructions, email the instructor if you have any questions.  You will not be able to go back and resolve issues or re-take the quiz, so make sure you're on a computer with a good connection. 
T
he quiz will remain open until 10 pm on Tuesday.
TUES:  Final version of
ACTIVITY ESSAY #2 is due in Google Drive* by today.  *If you are concerned about this secure means of meeting the deadline, submit to the instructor's university email as an attachment instead.  Must be submitted before midnight.  Hard copy due in class as noted below, along with hard copy of a typed presentation outline, and a PowerPoint if you choose to use one.
Remember: 
Your final written report must also cite the sources you have used for the information in your report, using APA style.

Thurs:  eat turkey, rest, repeat.

Chap. 13 Review questionsThe Iranian crisis during the Carter administration gave birth to what TV show?  What president and his advisers are considered to have raised the manipulation of television news, begun in the Kennedy administration, to a fine art?  What contemporary president hated the press, believed they were inaccurate and superficial, and never checked facts because they didn’t want to see a goodstory killed?  He became the most inaccessible of modern presidents, with the exception of Richard Nixon during the Watergate.  He became the first former president to visit Cuba and address the Cuban people on television.  What president  quietly attempted to gut the Freedom of Information Act, while exempting the CIA and FBI from it entirely?   ______ manipulated the press by  holding 10-minute daytime mini-news conferences, making public appearances with high-technology executives and auto workers, doing photo opts and briefing of local television news anchors and news directors.  The first war conducted by the government in which the press was denied access.  The public first stories about Iran-Contra, saying the Reagan administration had been secretly selling arms to Iran in exchange for the captive American hostages, were published by _____.   How did investigative journalist Mark Haertsgaard said the press all but missed the Iran-Contra story?  Why did coverage of the war in Iraq prove t be a wake-up call for the traditional TV networks?  George W. Bush used the what to bridge the gulf of distrust between the military and the press in Iraq?  Who broke the news of President Clinton’s sexual tryst?  Helen Thomas called this president’s White House the most controlling in all her years of covering the presidency.  Plus all other facts from the chapter.


Week 14           (11/27 - 12/1)       Read Chapter Fourteen    

EXTRA CREDIT:  You will receive an added 100 as a Quiz grade if you attend this guest speaker and do a short follow-up report (must arrive on time and stay full time):
  Tues:  Sr. Communications Specialist from Southwest Airlines Dan Landson guest speaker.  2 pm in Journalism 104.  Read some of his PR work:    New SWA routesTwitter postsAlmost flight emergencySouthwest solicits customers                     

Tues:   Chap. 13 Quiz.   Do 10
of the ACTIVITY ESSAY #2 reports today, selected at random in class.
Make sure you have your own notes for presentation--what you turn in to the instructor cannot be used.
Hard copies due for all at 9:30
--> #1 hard copy: the
Final version of ACTIVITY ESSAY #2 hard copy: a typed presentation outline designed to guide a planned and practiced 5-7 minute presentation. PLUS: If you intend to use a PowerPoint for your presentation it must be submitted as an attachment to
Tony<dot>DeMars<at>tamuc<dot>edu before midnight Monday 11/27.  Bring your own back-up copy as a .ppt file in case there are errors with the emailed attachment, BUT it cannot be updated past what was due Monday.  Anything submitted late reduces project grade by one-half.

Chapter 14 discussion as time permits.

THURS:  Read through the list of NABJ Hall of Fame honorees.  Watch Soldiers Without Swords.
Back up file here. Be ready to answer discussion questions. FIRST:  start your notes with a list of 5 or more people in the NABJ Hall of Fame lists and a brief statement about why each caught your attention, then take notes as you watch the video (about a page and a half or more) and then answer the question over the video. Notes that appear to be similar to others' notes will be reviewed for plagiarism. Be sure your notes demonstrate watching from beginning to end. Reminder: We have talked about not just learning facts of history but thinking critically--part of that has to do with free speech and multicultural issues.  When you're through watching the video, send your notes as an attachment to the instructor's email (subject JOUR 335 Soldiers), filed named YourLastName Soldiers Notes. Then also send a second attachment of a half page to one page (typed) where you answer the question: "Do the Ruben Salazar story and/or the story in this video tell you we have now reached where we need to be in terms of equality among different races and cultures, or tell us we still have a long way to go? Use examples from the video to explain your answer. 
Week 15          (12/4 - 12/8)
   Chapter 14 ppt   (updated version )

Chap. 14 Review questions: He is considered the true father of the modern computer who reasoned that the computer could do more than solve mathematical problems. His “analytical engine” in the 1800s had all the elements of a modern computer.  This young sailor was so determined to make Vannevar Bush’s vision a reality that he invented  or contributed to the development of email, the computer mouse and computer video teleconferencing.  He helped popularize the personal computer in the late 1970s when at 21 he unveiled a personal computer which quickly became one of the most successful home computers and the standard computer in American education.  The man who invented the World Wide Web.   _______ is director of the World Wide Web Consortium, the main international standards organization for governing the World Wide Web.   _____ got his start by providing IBM with the needed BASIC interpreter for the personal computer it was creating to compete with the Apple II.  ____ was the first commercial computer and the fastest up to that time.  This browser started the commercial browser wars.    _____ invented Facebook.  This website literally ripped the heart out of newspaper classified ads.   _____ may have been our first Internet presidential candidate, being the first to raise money and volunteer support for his campaign.   _____ created Google.  ____ started Google.  Although AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV and now their effort to acquire Tme Warner would change this, what companies are listed as 'the big 5 media owners?' Plus all other facts from the chapter.

Tues:   Chap. 14 Quiz.  Do remaining ACTIVITY ESSAY #2 reports today, selected at random in class.   Make sure you have your own notes for presentation--what you turn in to the instructor cannot be used. International and QEP.

Thursday:  Test 2 over second half of class. Bring Scantron and pencils. To be combined with take-home discussion questions as the Final Exam grade.  Those questions assigned in class today.  Late arrivals lose points on in class test.  Discussion questions cannot be accepted late.

Online secure grade posting was an easy way to allow access to grades during the semester but has ended.  If you need to verify any grade information please schedule a time with the instructor.


The university Final schedule shows us Thurs. 12/14  scheduled 8:00 - 10:00 -- your take home discussion questions thus are due no later than 10 am Thursday 12/14, submitted as an email attachment to the instructor.