Hope you watched the debates and jumped for joy now that they are OVER! Only a few more weeks!
Our next class is Wednesday, 10/26.
Your reading assignments are: Rodman’s Radio and TV chapters.
Your blog assignment:
War of the Worlds (1938) by Orson Welles — see video below.
Listen to the whole thing… do some research on it, the story is pretty crazy… react to the story and the broadcast but also:
Think about the power of the voice aspect… would this ever happen today? Maybe not radio but in general. Have you ever fallen for a hoax? Or something like this?
When you were listening — and then did the research, what did you think of the public’s reaction?
Also, use Chapter 2 (Media Impact) and some of those theories – same as Pump Up The Volume.
Make sure to point out “best moments” — make sure to put in the times… Example: Best moments 1:24-150
And of course — discuss why you chose those moments.
Word Count: 500-750 words… or more if you want!
It’s a lot of fun so definitely enjoy it.
Last: For students who haven’t been doing the work… you probably didn’t make it this far but just know you’re setting yourself up for failing this part of the course. When a blog has requirements, please follow them.
See you all next week!