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Journalism 190 -- Announcements

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Media-related links of interest (many provided to Pilgrim by J190 students in the last few quarters):

An interview with Noam Chomsky -- a podcast by smellslikehumanspirit:
Noam Chomsky on Advertising, PR, Necessary Illusions and activism

An interview with Michael Parenti -- a podcast by smellslikehumanspirit:
Michael Parenti on make-believe media

An interview with Pilgrim about mass media -- a podcast by smellslikehumanspirit:
Pilgrim takes down media -- necessary illusions

The problem of media -- and the hope

Where to explore Viddy -- like Twitter except using short videos:

Celebrate freedom to read by exploring a banned book site:
Banned Books Week

From, a four-night-a-week, 10-minute, wacky "news" show that sometimes attracts more viewers (2.1 million subscribers are young men 13 to 34) than Anderson Cooper, Nancy Grace, Rachel Maddow or Jon Stewart:
The Philip DeFranco Show

From The Guardian in the UK, data about $400 billion sales of weapons and military services: who the world's top 100 arms producers are -- yes, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are very big circles on the word cloud:
The world's top 100 arms producers

From IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group, an experiment in visualization -- in which you can participate:
Many Eyes -- an experiment in visualization

A creative YouTube video looks at TV's impact on society:
How TV Ruined Your Life

Glamour Magazine survey about how much photo retouching is too much -- a survey of 1,000 women:
Glamour photo retouching survey

In the spirit of "No Logo," some stories about Apple and Foxconn, where Apple products are made -- Foxconn also builds products for Microsoft, HP, IBM, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Intel, Sony, Panasonic and others:
Apple Foxconn -- Apple plant workers complaints

Apple Foxconn -- Don't bet on a kinder, gentler Apple

'Ethical iPhone' campaign targets Apple stores

A spoof that ties to "Killing Us Softly 4" assertions:
Fotoshop your way to slimness

Some information about those Sponsored Stories in your Facebook News Feeds
Facebook Sponosored Stories tidbits

Evolution of a Meme (a practice or idea that spreads from mind to mind throughout a culture) -- Lt. John Pike's pepper spray at UC Davis & the aftermath:
The original video of Pike (now listed as inappropriate & tracking those who try to view it)
CNN's report on the Meme (taken down or censored)
Still images of Pike and the meming -- shows content of restricted videos above

Use a word cloud generator that visually represents text to help show the "framing" in a piece of writing -- say a news story, a written speech or a document (try it with the U.S. Constitution):
Word Cloud

Follow a social movement:
OccupyWallStreet -- the revolution

Charlie Chaplin as Hitler in "The Great Dictator" in 1940:
The last speech in "The Great Dictator"

From a Journalism 190 student after viewing "Freedom of Expression," this story and video about a new bill that would break the Internet:
Protect IP Act breaks Internet

From a Journalism 190 student, a video about the U.S. military budget:
A $3 Trillion story

A website about student debt (click on the map in the upper right corner):
The Project on Student Debt

Media humor from the website:
A Call to Consume

Showing the harm of Citizens United v. FEC from
An animated story of corporations and democracy

Some social media material (bring critical scrutiny to this material)
9 Surprising New Facts About Social Media in America

From the NPR Oct. 11, 2011, website, a story about costs in the music industry:
How Much Does IT Cost to Make a Hit Song?

The top 25 censored news stories of 2012-13 are now posted at Project Censored:
Project Censored: Media Democracy in Action

An interview with Michael Moore regarding the protest against Wall Street and what it means:
Michael Moore's critique of corporate America -- and some answers

A trailer from with a lot of slices from J190 videos
Miss Representation -- a trailer from the film (official selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival

At the Sept. 21, 2011, International Day of Peace rally at Assumption Church, keynote speaker Rosalinda Guillen (a farmworker and rural ustice leader) said to achieve real peace and justice, it is necessary to use grassroots efforts to create a "radical peace culture," an important element of which is "speaking truth to power" (also one of the problems of mass communication when mainstream media are owned mostly by the powerful). For more information on this issue:
The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center

A Seattle Times article (Nov. 28, 2010) detailing how the TV world is changing -- and how cable providers may be circumvented with a model that is similar to the original broadcast model.
Channeling the Web: How to plug your TV into the Internet

An article (from Shine) about ForVanity Fair and lack of diversity:
"Vanity Fair's 'New Hollywood' issue completely lacks diversity"

A 4-minute clip of a video called "Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (almost chosen for J190 -- but too long for class viewing) is available at this link:
"Peace, Propaganda & Promised Land" clip

A clip from Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" taking Fox News to task about "fair and balanced":
Jon Stewart on Fox & "fair and balanced"

Tolerance and hate -- a site listing where tolerance lies (and also containing information such as a hate map, courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center):
10 most tolerant states in the U.S. -- and the 10 least

A WWU journalism intern makes a national impact:
A 2011 Ms. Magazine infographic by WWU student Sarah Richardson

Revised 2018