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Final Exam Chapters & Information – Fall 2018

Hi Everyone,

Two more classes to go!!! Media Law and Media Ethics to finish the semester, plus your final blog on Tuesday. Check the previous post for that information.

Your final exam details:

Thursday, December 20th 1-3pm in our room.

#2 pencil please. Same deal as before.

100 questions. Multiple choice and Matching. NO more true & false.

Chapters: Evolving News (Chapter 11), PR (Chapter 12), Media Law & Ethics (Chapters 14 & 15)

I will consider supplying the powerpoint slides.

See you tomorrow. Have a good one.


Professor Dunphy


Final Blog Post – Tuesday, Dec 11

Hi Everyone,

This is the information for your final blog post of the semester. I sent out the next few class readings in the previous post. Please read them.

Your TA has given you pointers and advice throughout the semester. The hope is you have improved from blog one to blog ten.

Your TA has kept track of your blogs from missed ones, lateness, word count, effort, extra credits and all in between. They will send me an assessment giving me all the information I need to know.

I read your final blog, look at the overall blog, and give the score on a 1-30 scale. The blog is 30% of your grade so that’s how this works. I will respond to each and every one of you either via email or comment on your blog.

The rubric is as follows:

27-30/ 90 and above
Student did all the work, on time, no missing elements. Went above what was required and/or showed improvement throughout semester. Put in the effort that deserves an A in this section… Possibly TA-worthy.

24-26/ 80-87
Student did most of the work with a few blemishes such as lateness or missing required elements… the final post not being up to A standards. But did well.

20-24/ 66-77
Student missed posts/elements/lateness/word count but did enough to pass but was average throughout the semester…

Below 19
Missed several posts, late, and barely did the required work. Final post may or may not have been done. Missed too many posts regardless of final post.


Onto the final blog post:

No blogs will be accepted after 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 11th. Hit your deadline.

Everyone will watch all 6 episodes from Unproductive Season 3.

Word Count: 1500 minimum with a 2500 word max. Please stay within the word count. And don’t miss the word count either.

What To Write About:

All should have a few sources, so make sure you do that.

You have several options here and there’s a level of difficulty attached to each.

Most Difficult – Option 1 – You can write whatever you want for the final post regarding season 3. Sources are needed.

Option 2

Using all you’ve learned this semester from class 1 to class 26. Discuss the third season, and the issues that come up throughout the season. Go into detail with the issues, using sources.

Option 3

Compare and contrast the seasons, characters, issues that are involved in each season. Use sources to discuss them.

Option 4

A combo of all of the above.

Sources can range from Rodman’s book to articles written about the issues discussed to films, etc.

As always, I do not need to know the sound is bad in episode 3, scene 2… etc etc.

I look forward to discussing the season with you on the last day of class.

Hope you enjoy the season.

Best, and have a great weekend!

Professor Dunphy

1165 – Tuesday 12/4 & Thursday 12/6

Hey Everyone,

See you tomorrow but getting you situated for next week’s classes.

Tuesday 12/4: You will read the advertising chapter and PR chapter.

No blogs are due as your final one is due on Tuesday, December 11th. A separate blog will follow on the details.

Thursday 12/6: Media Law chapter

Tuesday 12/11: Media Ethics chapter

Some Notes:

Extra Credits due by Tuesday, December 4th before class. No exceptions.

Final Exam: Thursday, December 20th 1:00-3:00pm

100 questions. #2 pencil. Same deal as before.

I’m debating on a study guide or something… we will see.

Everyone will receive their blog grades by the final exam. If you look at your stuff, you will know where you stand with Exams 1 & 2, the blog, attendance. So, you will know what you need to get that A or hopefully an A+… or a passing grade.

The Evolving News chapter, Media Law, Media Ethics chapters will definitely be on the final exam. I may put Advertising and PR on there as well but I am giving a quiz on them on Tuesday, so who knows.

See ya tomorrow!


Professor Dunphy

Exam Update

Hey All,

I just picked up the exams, and… well… I’d do extra credit. Like almost all of you. Seats for tonight can be counted as an extra credit. At least it’s a start to salvaging your grade.

We will discuss on Thursday but obviously studying is not a priority for most of you. But being on your cell phones during class is.

Professor Dunphy


Link for Blog – Thurs 11/29

Hi Again,

Because I’m in a good mood — in case you didn’t click the link:

Look back for the required work.

See ya tomorrow!


After The Exam Work & Blog Post

Hi All Again,

Please read this entire post as it gives you a bunch of information about the next few classes.

Tomorrow is exam #2, hope you studied and are prepared. Remember our deal for those who are doing well. For those who struggled, this exam plus the final exam plus the blog plus extra credit — STILL plenty of time to do well. Up to you.

Thursday is Thanksgiving so no class. Enjoy it! 

Tuesday, Nov 27th – Rodman’s Electronic NEWS chapters. Please have it read.

Thursday, Nov. 29th – 9th blog post

This blog post is your last post before the final one. The TA will give you any last-minute pointers. Hopefully, you’ve improved as the semester steamrolled on…

Please download the link – it expires by Monday, November 26th.

If you do not download it by then, you will have to find the films on your own.

The movies: 

Good Night, & Good Luck (2005) and The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009)


What To Write About:

Review both films – 1-5 stars. Do not write, “I don’t like these kind of films” or anything of the sort. Discuss the story, the characters, and relate them to today (if you can) — think of all we’ve discussed, read, watched, and thought about this semester. Apply that to this post. Use this post to show all the things you’ve learned. Reference other readings, videos, etc.

Word Count: 750-1,000 words

Once again – the link is active till Monday, November 26th (one week from now) so make sure you download it ASAP.

Have a good one!

Professor Dunphy

Unproductive Season 3

Hi Everyone,

I’d like to invite each of you to the Unproductive season 3 premiere on Tuesday, November 27th from 6:00-9:00pm, in our room, 148 New Ingersoll or whatever it is called.

We will screen the entire season of the show mixed in with comic con styled panels between writers, production, and the actors.

If you’re interested, email Brittany and confirm your seat ASAP. Or speak to her tomorrow.

Season 3 will be your focus for the final blog post, so this is a way to get ahead on the work.

Extra credit available by permission.

**One more post coming!**


Professor Dunphy