Some magazine facts and observations
A few new ways magazines are being presented in a world of digital
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
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.
available in Western's library -- as are these:
"Crisis of the Cultural
"The Electronic Storyteller"
"Gender and Communication: Male
Female Differences in Language and Nonverbal Behavior"
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).
REMEMBER -- NEXT WEEK IS THE FOURTH WEEK; QUIZ 1 IS THURS., Jan 31.
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.