Week1 (Sept 4 & 6): Introduction and Definitions
Sept 4: Introduction and syllabus
Sept 6: No class; Rosh Hashanah
No speeches, discussion, or research reports this week
- Kovach, B. &Rosenstiel, T. (2010). Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. London: Bloomsbury. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-11).
- Orwell, G. (1946, summer). Why I Write. Gangrel. Retrieved from http://orwell.ru/library/essays/wiw/english/e_wiw
- Ebert. (n.d.). The best damn job in the whole damn world. Retrieved from http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2009/04/the_best_job_in_the_world.html(ONLINE ONLY: Listen) Flatow, I. (2013, May 10). The Myth Of Multitasking. Science Friday from NPR. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182861382/the-myth-of-multitasking
- Booth, W., Colomb, G. & Williams, J. (2003). Making good arguments, The Craft of Research ,2nd ed. (pp. 114-126), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Lamott, A. Shitty first drafts. (1994).
- Lucas, S. E. (1998). Delivery. (Chapter in The art of public speaking, 6th ed., 292-309.)
- Thompson, T. (1999). The media and modernity. In Mackay, H., & O'Sullivan, T., (Eds.), The media reader: Continuity and transformation, 13-27; 15 pages.
Week 2 (Sept 9-13): Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post...???
Sept 9: Media changes in a media society
Sept 11: Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post
Sept 13: Guest Speaker: Jack Mitchell on evolution and functions of journalism
Attend section to get personal section assignments.
- Kovach, B. &Rosenstiel, T. (2010). Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. London: Bloomsbury. Chapters 2-3.
- Carmody, T. (n.d.). Citizen Bezos: Amazon’s founder is looking for a legacy. Nieman Journalism Lab. Retrieved from http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/08/citizen-bezos-washington-post-amazon-founder-legacy/
- Stewart, J. B. (2013, August 9). After Post Sale, Spotlight Shines More Intensely on The Times. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/business/after-post-sale-spotlight-shines-more-intensely-on-the-times.html
- Hallin, D.C., & Giles, R. (1999). “Presses and Democracies.” In Overholser & Jamison, The Press, pp. 4-16.
- Lemann, N. (2006, Jan 23). “The Murrow doctrine.” The New Yorker, 38-43.
- Schmuhl, R. & Picard, R. G. (2005). The marketplace of ideas. In G. Overholser & K. H. Jamieson (Eds.), The press (141-155). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Schudson, M. (1978). The Age of Egalitarianism: The Penny Press. In Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspapers. New York: Basic Books.
Week 3 (Sept 16-20): Norms and Ethics of Journalism
Sept 16: Foundations of American journalism
Sept 18: Structure and practice of the American press
Sept 20: Norms and challenges
Speeches: 1, 2; Discussion: 7, 8; Research reports: 13, 14
- Kovach, B. &Rosenstiel, T. (2010). Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. London: Bloomsbury. Chapters 4-5.
- Gans, H.J. (1979). Values in the News. In Deciding What’s News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Newsweek, and Time, pp. 39-72.
- McManus, J.H. (2009). “Objectivity: It’s Time to Say Goodbye.” Nieman Reports, September. http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/101564/Objectivity-Its-Time-to-Say-Goodbye.aspx
- National Public Radio. (2012). This is NPR. And these are the standards of our journalism. Retrieved from http://ethics.npr.org/
- Carr, D. (2012, September 16). The Puppetry of Quotation Approval. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/business/media/the-puppetry-of-quotation-approval.html
- Carr, D. (2013, June 30). Journalism, Even When It’s Tilted. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/business/media/journalism-is-still-at-work-even-when-its-practitioner-has-a-slant.html
- Donsbach, W. (2013). Journalism as the new knowledge profession and consequences for journalism education. Journalism. doi:10.1177/1464884913491347
- Gans, H. (2003). "Journalistic practices and their problems," in Democracy and The News (pp. 45-68). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Starr, P. (2004). Coda: The advent of the media. (Chapter in The creation of the media: Political origins of modern communications. New York: Basic Books.)
- Lazarsfeld, P.F. & Merton, R.K. (1948/2000). Mass communication, popular taste, and organized social action [selection]. In Marris, P. & Thornham, S. (Eds.), Media studies: A reader, 2nd ed. (18-30). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Postman, N. (1985). The medium is the metaphor. (Chapter in Amusing ourselves to death. New York: Penguin Books.)
- Seal, M. (2009, March). The Godfather wars. Vanity Fair, 270-283 & 326-329.
- Strömbäck, J. (2005). In Search of a Standard: four models of democracy and their normative implications for journalism. Journalism Studies, 6(3), 331–345. doi:10.1080/14616700500131950
- The Economist. (n.d.). The balance trap Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/08/press-criticism
- Weldon, M. (2011, Sept 20). I do know how — and why—she does it. Chicago Tribune.
Week 4 (Sept 23-27): Journalism: Economics and Politics
Sept 23: Ownership and regulation; economics of the news industry
Sept 25: Political reporting, War reporting
Sept 27: Guest speaker on journalism ethics: Bob Drechsel (confirmed)
Speeches: 3, 4; Discussion: 9, 10; Research reports: 15, 16
- Kovach, B. &Rosenstiel, T. (2010). Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. London: Bloomsbury. Chapters 6 & 7.
- Baker, R. (1997). The squeeze. Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://www.russbaker.com/archives/CJR%20-%20The%20Squeeze.htm
- Fallows, J. (2003). “The age of Murdoch.” The Atlantic Monthly, September 2003, pp. 81-98 (advertising-only pages not copied).
- Bamford, J. (2005). "The man who sold the war," Rolling Stone (17 Nov), plus response by Rendon and rebuttal by Bamford; ~10 pages.
- Baughman, J. L. (2006). Century’s end, 1993-2005. (Chapter in The republic of mass culture: Journalism, filmmaking, and broadcasting in America since 1941, 3rd ed.)
- Bennett, W. L., Lawrence, R. G. G. & Livingston, S. (2007). “Press Politics in America: The case of the Iraq War.” in When the press fails: political power and the news media from Iraq to Katrina, (pp.12-45). Chicago:
- Gans, H. J. (2003). The problem of news effects. (Chapter in Democracy and the news. Oxford: Oxford University Press.)
- Klinenberg, E. (2007). "Owning it all," in Fighting for air: The battle to control America's media, 112-145.
- Sparks, G. (2006). Media that stir emotions. (Chapter in Media Effects Research: A Basic Overview. Canada: Cengage Learning.)
- Kovach, B. &Rosenstiel, T. (2010). Blur: How to know what’s true in the age of information overload. London: Bloomsbury. Chapters 8 & 9.
- Gillmor, D. (2010). “Who’s a journalist? Does that matter?” salon.com, August 26, 3 pages. http://www.salon.com/2010/08/26/who_is_a_journalist/
- Stelter, B. (2013, August 18). Al Jazeera America Promises a More Sober Look at the News. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/business/media/al-jazeera-america-promises-a-more-sober-look-at-the-news.html
- Wingfield, N. (2013, August 11). Technology Industry Extends a Hand to Struggling Print Media. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/business/media/technology-industry-extends-a-hand-to-struggling-print-media.html
- Barnhurst, K. G. (2003). The makers of meaning: National Public Radio and the new long journalism, 1980-2000. Political Communication, 20(1), 1–22. doi:10.1080/10584600390172374
- Baughman, J. L. (2010). Wounded but not slain: The orderly retreat of the American newspaper. In D. P. Nord et al., (Eds.), A history of the book in America, vol 5. (119-134). Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.
- Columbia Journalism Review. (2011). “Beyond the Facts.” Editorial. January-February. http://www.cjr.org/editorial/beyond_the_facts.php
- Fantz, A. (n.d.). Is the Snowden case Manning, Part II? Not quite, experts say. CNN. Retrieved August 21, 2013, from http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/01/us/snowden-manning/index.html
- Ford, H. (2012, August 20). How Wikipedia Manages Sources for Breaking News. MediaShift Idea Lab. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2012/08/how-wikipedia-manages-sources-for-breaking-news232.html
- Kaplan, R. (2009). “Why I love Al Jazeera.” Atlantic Monthly, October, 2 pages.
- MacGillis, A. (2011). “The Hard Truth About Fact-Checking.” The New Republic. December 20. http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-stump/98760/the-hard-truth-about-fact-checkingMoser-Wellman, A. (2008). "Six competencies of the next generation news organization," Northwestern University Media Management Center, selections; 40 pages.
- Paul Starr, (2009). “Goodbye to the age of newspapers (hello to a new era of corruption)," The New Republic (04 March); 15 pages.
- Singer, J. B. (2010). Journalism ethics amid structural change. Daedalus, 139(2), p. 89-101.
- Rheingold, H. (2009, June 30). Crap Detection 101. City Brights. Retrieved from http://blog.sfgate.com/rheingold/2009/06/30/crap-detection-101/
- Kachka, B. (2012, Oct 28). Proust wasn’t a neuroscientist. Neither was Jonah Lehrer. New York. Retrieved from http://nymag.com/news/features/jonah-lehrer-2012-11/
- Streitfield, D. (2012, Dec 22). Giving Mom’s book five stars? Amazon may cull your review. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/technology/amazon-book-reviews-deleted-in-a-purge-aimed-at-manipulation.html?hp&_r=1&
Part 2: Strategic Communication
- Bernays, E. (1928) Organizing chaos and The new propagandists. In Propaganda (pp. 37-46 & 59-70), New York: H. Liveright.
- Douglas Rushkoff, “Advertising,” in Coercion: Why we listen to what “they” say (1999), 162-192; 30 pages.
- (ONLINE ONLY: Watch) BBR Channel. (2012, Sept 12). So what is ‘integrated advertising’? [Video] Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QPr0iRKQ7IM
- (ONLINE ONLY: Watch) BBR Channel. (2011, June 2). Decode Jay-Z case study. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNic4wf8AYg&list=PLsjE2CxBHbVoF-50Ry-nJzQeA-6Kt3ZvgnJzQeA-6Kt3Zvg
- Tom Reichert, “Arousing aspirations: Lifestyle apparel and high-fashion,” in The erotic history of advertising(2003), 231-251; 20 pages.
- Turow, J. (1997) “Mapping a fractured society,” in Breaking up America: Advertisers and the new media world, 55-89; 35 pages.
- Goodman, P. S. (2010). "In case of emergency: What not to do," New York Times (21 August); 10 pages.
Ronald E. Rice and Charles K. Atkin, "Communication campaigns: Theory, design, implementation, and evaluation," in Jennings Bryant and Dolf Zillmann, eds., Media effects: Advances in theory and research (2002), 427-451; ~25 pages.
- Maher, J. K., Herbst, K. C., Childs, N. M., & Finn, S. (2008). “Racial stereotypes in children’s television commercials.” Journal of Advertising Research, pp. 80-93.
- Singer, N. (2012, Nov 17). Your online attention, bought in an instant. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/technology/your-online-attention-bought-in-an-instant-by-advertisers.html?pagewanted=all
- Gloria Steinem, “Sex, lies & advertising,” Ms. (July/August 1990), 18-28; reprinted in Robert W. McChesney and Ben Scott, eds., Our unfree press: 100 years of radical media criticism (2004), 160-176; 17 pages.
- Naomi Klein, “A tale of three logos,” in No logo (2002), 365-396.
- Orenstein, P. (2006). “What’s wrong with Cinderella?” New York Times, December 24, 9 pages.
- Singer, N. (2011). “On campus, it’s one big commercial.” New York Times, September 10, 8 pages.
- Lemann, Nicholas (October 16, 2000). "The Word Lab: The mad Science Behind What the Candidates Say". The New Yorker.
- Nisbet, M. C., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012, Summer). The polarization paradox: Why hyperpartisanship strengthens conservatism and undermines liberalism. The Breakthrough Institute. Retrieved from http://thebreakthrough.org/journal/issue-3/the-polarization-paradox/
- Carey, J. W. (1975). A cultural approach to communication. Communication 2(2), 1-22.
- Economist. (2011, Dec 29). How Luther went viral. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/node/21541719
- (listen) Radiolab. (2008). "War of the Worlds: Live at the FitzGerald Theater." http://www.radiolab.org/2008/mar/24/
- Scorsese, M. (2013, August 15). The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema. The New York Review of Books. Retrieved from http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/aug/15/persisting-vision-reading-language-cinema/
- Brownstein, R. (2010, July 24). The gray and the brown: The generational mismatch. National Journal.
- Dawe, T. J. (2010, Aug 13). What do our action movies say about us? BeamsAndStruts. Retrieved from http://beamsandstruts.com/essays/item/72-action-movies
- Gopnik, A. (2007, Jan 8) The unbeautiful game. The New Yorker, 38-45.
- Hankin, K. (2007). And introducing…The female director: Documentaries about women filmmakers as feminist activism. NWSA Journal, 19(1), 59-88.
- Chozick, A. (2013, June 27). Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/magazine/jimmy-wales-is-not-an-internet-billionaire.html
- Kang, J. C. (2013, July 25). Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear? The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/magazine/should-reddit-be-blamed-for-the-spreading-of-a-smear.html
- Jenkins, H. (n.d.). Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: If It Doesn’t Spread, It’s Dead (Part One): Media Viruses and Memes. Retrieved from http://henryjenkins.org/2009/02/if_it_doesnt_spread_its_dead_p.html
- Baym, G., & Shah, C. (2011). CIRCULATING STRUGGLE. Information, Communication & Society, 14(7), 1017–1038. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2011.554573
- Howard, P. N. (2013, July 31). If Your Government Fails, Can You Create a New One With Your Phone? The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/07/if-your-government-fails-can-you-create-a-new-one-with-your-phone/278216/
- Madrigal, A. C. (2013, July 31). The Machine Zone: This Is Where You Go When You Just Can’t Stop Looking at Pictures on Facebook. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/the-machine-zone-this-is-where-you-go-when-you-just-cant-stop-looking-at-pictures-on-facebook/278185/
- Turner, F. (2009). Burning Man at Google: a cultural infrastructure for new media production. New Media & Society, 11(1-2), 73–94. doi:10.1177/1461444808099575
- Madrigal, A.C. (2012, Nov 16). When the nerds go marching in. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/11/when-the-nerds-go-marching-in/265325/#
- Clifford, S., & Hardy, Q. (2013, July 14). Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/business/attention-shopper-stores-are-tracking-your-cell.html
- Duhigg, C. (2012, February 16). How Companies Learn Your Secrets. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html
- (ONLINE ONLY: Interactive) Branch, J. (2012). Snow fall: The avalanche at Tunnel Creek. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek
- (ONLINE ONLY: Interactive) Duenes, S., Kissane, E., Kueneman, A., Myint, J., Roberts, G., & Spangler, C. (2012, Jan 1). How we made Snow Fall: A Q & A with the New York Times team. Retrieved from http://source.mozillaopennews.org/en-US/articles/how-we-made-snow-fall/
- Carr, N. (2008). “Is Google making us stupid?” Atlantic Monthly, July/August.
- Charles Petersen, "Google and money!" New York Review of Books (09 December 2010).
- Chris Anderson, "The long tail," Wired (October 2004).
- Felix, S. (2012, Sept 17). How to see what Facebook knows about you—and what it tells advertisers. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/what-facebook-knows-about-you-2012-9?op=1
- Gillmor, D. (2008). "Principles for a New Media Literacy." Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
- Kirchner, L. (2013, May 1). Turn on, log in, opt out? Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://www.cjr.org/critical_eye/turn_on_log_in_opt_out.php
- Lawrence, E., Sides, J., & Farrell, H. (2010). Self-Segregation or Deliberation? Blog Readership, Participation, and Polarization in American Politics. Perspectives on Politics, 8 (1).
- Redmon, K.C. (2012, Sept 14). Facebook knows how to trick you into voting. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/facebook-knows-how-to-trick-you-into-voting/262363/
- Shirky, C. "Publish, then filter." In Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations (2008), 81-108; 25 pages.