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Instructor: Ed Brouder e-mail | 603-668-0652

Feb. 15 - Click here for your Final Exam; it is due at the beginning of our final class on Thursday, Feb. 18 (5:30 p.m.).

Feb. 8 - NO CLASS TONIGHT BECAUSE OF WEATHER!! Your Multimedia Presentation is due next Monday. Once I have approved your topic prepare a 5-8 minute presentation using as many forms of media as you can think of to illustrate it. Develop an outline of speaking points but don't try to tell us everything there is to know about the topic. Your presentation could include a PowerPoint, paper handsouts, clips from movies, books, magazine articles, newspaper articles, DVDs, music, props, etc.

Also, read the next two chapters. Instead of a Media Journal, take the VALS survey. Click on this link and take the 10-minute survey; printout the results and write a brief paper on whether or not you think your primary and secondary motivators are accurate. The VALS survey is due on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 1 - Your next Media Journal (due Friday at 5:00 p.m.) must be based on an article about either the magazine or newspaper industry. Also, read Chapters 11-12. Be thinking about your Multimedia Project; a one-paragraph proposal is due next Monday.

Jan. 25 - Download your midterm exam here. The exam should be returned to me by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, but you don't have to do a Media Journal this week. Read the next two chapters for next Monday.

Jan. 19 - You've got two written assignments this week. By Friday at 5:00 p.m., your weekly Media Journal is due. Next Monday your Movie Review is due (use the same critical analysis process you use in your Media Journals). Also, read the next two chapters.

REMINDER: because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day next Monday, we will meet on Tuesday 1/19 at 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 11 - Your Movie Review is due two weeks from tonight (Jan. 25). Please identify the film you'd like to review for its social and/or political content by this Friday at 5:00 p.m. Your next Media Journal is also due on Friday; it must specifically relate to how technology is changing the music industry. For this assignment you may select a magazine or newspaper article from the web. Make sure it is a news article, not a commentary or editorial. Also, read Chapters 5 & 6.

As for the Movie Review: watch the movie of your choice (after I approve it) and write a 2-3 page essay about the social and/or political issues raised by the movie. Explain how the movie tried to influence the viewer. Was this attempt at audience influence really the focus of the movie or just a passing mention? Why do you think the filmmaker(s) did this? Were they effective? How could they have been more effective?

Jan. 4 - Your first Media Journal is due by Friday at 5:00 p.m. All papers in this course should be double-spaced, minimum font size 12. Here is a detailed explanation of how to begin a Media Journal. This sample will give you an idea of the objective. Also, read Chapter 1-4 and be prepared to discuss Mass Media. Be thinking about your Movie Review; the outline is due next week.