You will receive your exam grade at the end of our next class.
If your TA hasn’t responded to your latest set of blog posts (some not all) by Friday, November 22nd, please let me know at email@example.com
We will have a guest speaker — be on time + no cell phone use. I’ve said it enough for you to know.
Readings: Please read the two Rodman chapters on PR and Advertising
Blog Assignment: Due Monday 11/25
Watch the TWO films and write a review of ONE (do both for extra credit) — NOT a summary of them. Summary = fail
I may do a quiz on both films so watch both.
Use all you’ve learned over these past few months to really write this blog post. What makes a good post– what do you need to do, what elements need to be in there… what questions should you ask and answer? What should be discussed? Should you do research? Use sources?
This is the last one BEFORE the final one so you should be operating at your PEAK here.
Take this one seriously. Spoiler: I may end up grading this one instead of the last one.
The Two Films:
Good Night & Good Luck and The Most Dangerous Man in America
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That’s about it!
See you all next week.
Sorry for the delay.
Please have Rodman’s Internet chapter read.
I mentioned in class… What is going on at the website: Deadspin?
Do some research, use sources, and tell me what is going on…. what happened? When did it all begin? What’s the latest news?
What are the main questions at play with the story?
This requires a bit of research.
Word Count: 750-1000 words
Cell phone use: I will simply mark you down if you are on your phone. I won’t tell you, I’ll just mark it and keep track of it. When your grade is dropped, you’ll know why. Please make note of this and step outside if you need to use your phone. I have stated several times I find it rude, and there are too many of those who are using their phones in class.
See you Monday.
I sent out the blog assignment awhile back: https://massmediabrew.com/2019/10/24/tv-week-blog-11-4/
We will discuss the TV chapter, The Good Place, and Unproductive’s seasons 3 & 4.
That’s about it!
See you on Monday and Happy Halloween!
There is no blog for 10/28. This blog is due Monday, November 4th before 12:30pm.
Watch Unproductive Seasons 3 & 4
Here’s the link:
You do not have to do ALL of these. Definitely work in at least TWO source. Possibly Rodman?
Compare and contrast the two seasons, characters, issues that are involved in each season. Is there a favorite character/scene/line of dialogue/moment? Which character didn’t you like? Always give the why and try to really give a reason. Reflect on yourself as well. Why do you think you liked Roxy or Emily, etc.
Use what you’ve learned this semester, discuss the third and fourth seasons, and the issues that come up throughout the season. Go into detail with the issues.
Try and use some sources: Can range from Rodman’s book to articles written about the issues discussed in the show to films, etc.
As always, I do not accept “I didn’t like this” and no explanation on why or “It’s not what I watch.” This is an INTRODUCTION to MASS MEDIA course, we are introducing you to something. That’s the point.
For the technical stuff:
I do not need to know the sound is bad in episode 3, scene 2 or the lighting is off in this scene, etc.
I am looking for writing about the show’s content. Try to make it personal to you. Some of you connected with Pump up the Volume, and possibly with Gattaca too. Be personal about it. Explore the work, see what you come up with.
Add what you want.
Word Count: 800-1000 words, which is 3-4+ pages. With two seasons and plenty of material plus the prompts I do not foresee this being an issue.
Do you have an interest in acting? We will be holding auditions in December for Unproductive Season 5. If so, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you enjoy the show!
As always here’s the work due for Monday, October 28th class.
Please have RECORDINGS & TELEVISION chapters read. You already read RADIO so you should be all set for that.
There is no blog due this week. I will be sending out another post with the next two blogs that will be due in November
Monday, November 18th – chapters TBD but will be any chapters covered after the first exam.
All extra credit is posted to your blog and due by December 2nd before 12:30pm. You are allowed to do 3 extra credits.
Have a good week!