summaries & lecture-related
"Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful committed
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
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
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 --
Eight non-objective news techniques used by Fox News
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."
these two findings that are mentioned briefly in the video:
people pay attention instead of specifics of news,
and 2) what happens to public attention as media interest in a news
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.).