Journalism 190

Week 8
summaries & lecture-related material



"Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

"New Media Monopoly" Chapter 8
A summary of important points in the eighth chapter of Bagdikian's book
Fake news, PR for manipulation -- is it propaganda?
A collection of recent uses by government of fake news and use of PR techniques to manipulate the public
Pilgrim on Bennett's politics of illusion
A lecture on news manipulation -- using W. Lance Bennett's "News: The Politics of Illusion"
Findings by PIPA
A summary of findings about news and believability by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes
Fox News techniques -- "Outfoxed"
Eight non-objective news techniques used by Fox News


Notes:
No Web summary of "Constructing Public Opinion" will be posted; take good notes, especially on concepts such as "liberal/conservative myths" and "liberal/conservative differences," and "phantom liberal."
Also, note these two findings that are mentioned briefly in the video:
1) what people pay attention instead of specifics of news,
and 2) what happens to public attention as media interest in a news subject decreases.

No summary of "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism" will be posted. Take notes on the eight techniques used by Fox that influence its presentation of the news (see this list linked above). Pilgrim will be starting this video several minutes early.

No summary of "Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property" will be posted. Note the concepts "cultural commons," "enclosing of the commons," "fair use" and "clearance culture." Note the ways of "fighting back" (movements, culture jamming, organizations, creative commons projects, etc.).




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