Journalism 190

Week 3
summaries & lecture-related material

"The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today [is] my own government. ...[F]or the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent." -- Martin Luther King

Pilgrim on magazines
Some magazine facts and observations
Magazine concepts
A few new ways magazines are being presented in a world of digital communication
Pilgrim on radio
Some radio concepts, facts and observations
Bagdikian's Chapters 4 and 5
A re-posting of imporant assertions in "(Not) All the news that's fit to print" and "All the news that fits"
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Intro and Ch. 1
Important points from Postman's book

No summary of "Behind the Screens" will be posted. Take notes on the concepts of "product placement," "merchandising" and "tie-ins" -- and on "hypercommercialism," which was also in "Money for Nothing" -- ("hypercommercialism of culture"). Note McChesney's and Miller's assertions about the consequences for quality films under the current corporate system.

No summary of "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" will be posted. Take notes on the main points in the video -- on branding, advertising, and product placement financed by brands

For personal viewing of Wilson Library videos, Pilgrim also recommends some supplemental older videos, "Dreamworlds 2" "Bell Hooks" "Playing Unfair" and "Ethnic Notions" as superior videos on gender and diversity, along with "The Killing Screens" for more on violence.

In addition, newer videos, like "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes," offer further examination regarding diversity and media. See the WWU library catalog or contact the video reserves desk at Wilson Library.

All are available in Western's library -- as are these:

"Crisis of the Cultural Environment"
"The Electronic Storyteller"
"Gender and Communication: Male Female Differences in Language and Nonverbal Behavior"
Other videos by Jean Kilbourne, such as earlier "killing Us Softly" versions and "Slim Hopes" (about America's obsession with thinness and how it relates to eating disorders).

Pilgrim will post by Mon., Jan. 28, some additional material that will be excluded from Quiz 1 and will review part of Wed., Jan. 30. There will be no "study guide." An ongoing limiting of material occurs in Pilgrim's lectures.

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