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Week 4, Feb 29th & info on Exam

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Hello 1165,

We will be meeting on Monday, 2/22… for week 3. All your work that is due is on the previous blog(s).

This is for the following Monday, 2/29. As in not this one, the following. Once again, giving you some head’s up and notice. So you have more than a week.

If you do this assignment and not week 3, you did not follow directions, and you will get not get credit for either.

The readings: Chapters 4 & 5 from Rodman’s book. Plus this MAGAZINE article by Matt Tiabbi on student debt.


Oh… and chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 will be on your first exam which is in a few weeks… March 7th. 

For the blog – due before 12pm on Monday, 2/29 – not this week… the following.

Using Satire’s Brew, ORIGINS chapter, plus the articles listed…. read the articles below and watch the video…

We will be discussing John Oliver, a Daily Show alum, and pretty awesome.

Article 1: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/john-oliver-journalism_n_5888184.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Article 2: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/08/how-john-oliver-is-procuring-latent-activism/376036/

Municipal Violations – video
The Work:
Using Thomas Nast, the Origins chapter, and the readings/videos above… how are John Oliver and Thomas Nast similar? Different?
What is Oliver’s MAIN focus (not just in the video sent out) for his show?
Compare Oliver & Stewart if you want. Are they comedians or journalists?
Word Count: 500-1000 words.
Once again, the 5th week is your exam and all 5 chapters will be on there.
OK! Well, that’s it. Have a good rest of your week and I’ll see you on Monday for week 3’s work, not this one. 🙂
Professor Dunphy

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