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Final Blog Assignment – Fall 2017

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Hello Everyone,

Your final blog assignment is due Monday, December 11th before 12pm. 

Once again – Monday, December 11th before 12pm. This is a different day of the week as per usual but the same time.

NO late posts will be accepted after Monday, December 11th after 12pm.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. Even at 12:01pm.

I will do my best to respond before your final exam but since I am losing an entire weekend… I may not be able to. My comments will begin on Monday, December 11th and continue till the end of the semester. Your grades will be sent out after everyone has received comments. I will make comments either on your blog or via email.

The Final Blog Assignment fall 2017:

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah vs. Late Night Comedians

Re-Read the first chapter/lecture of Satire’s Brew. Use the book as a required reference throughout the post.

Required: Find more than one source for your work.

My gift to you — you’ve already done 1/2 the research or at least started looking into it. Do not use the EXACT same examples. Try to use others! Each of you will need to do some research to find host/episodes for your subject.

Subject is the same from the Jon Stewart vs. Trevor Noah assignment.

Subject/Host-Show according to TA:

Rodwell – Politicians (President/Republicans/Democrats)/Late Night with Stephen Colbert

Sabrina – Gun Violence/The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

Magdalena – Terrorism/Late Night with Seth Meyers

Kendy – Politicians (President/Republicans/Democrats)/Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Andrea – Gun Violence/Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Watch enough videos (one-two will not do) from each and compare/contrast the two hosts.

Who is more effective discussing the issue? What do they reveal within the segment?

Do you understand the host’s argument/pov in the segment? Can you explain it?

Who do you like more? Why.

Come up with one word to describe the host, use the text and videos to explain your word.

Make sure to use the parameters set in Satire’s Brew too! Crux of the show, TDS philosophy, and others.

You can include Jon Stewart but not at the cost of the others.

Anything else that you would like to discuss – feel free.

Required: Use examples from the videos and use the chapter to elevate your argument.

Word Count: Minimum 1250 to maximum 2500

Really looking forward to reading the posts!

Hope you enjoyed the work/semester as much as I did.


Professor Dunphy


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