Remember MM Class Switch

Posted: April 21, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hey Monday & Thursday!

Remember we’re having that guest speaker on Tuesday May 6th from 6:30-9:15pm. We have a room but I’m not overly thrilled about it. So, I will let you know the room if it changes, etc.

On a follow-up to that:

Monday’s May 5th 12:50-3:30pm class and Thursday May 8th 2:15pm-5:00pm class are canceled because we are all meeting on Tuesday May 6th.

You’ve all known about this for months so it will count as an attendance, etc.

Thank you.

Professor Dunphy

Monday 4/28 MM

Posted: April 21, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello Monday!

Welcome back (ugh, I know) but hey, only a few more weeks left!

For Monday’s class:

Readings — Electronic News & PR chapter please.

Blog Posts: 2 of them both due by 12pm.

1. Your review/reaction to BlackFish, remember do NOT do a summary! I watched the film so no need for a summary.  500 words should do.

2. Instead of The Daily Show (which I love) I am going to ask you to read one of the articles/pieces below. You have an option between A or B.

Using your acquired knowledge, discuss the article(s), what are your reactions to it– do you understand it? How does it make you feel? Give me a why. 500 words.

MUST USE ARTICLES and DIRECTLY REFERENCE them.

a. http://www.publicintegrity.org/environment/breathless-and-burdened

This investigative piece just won the Pulitzer prize! Read 3 of the pieces (or more) to get an idea of what is happening and answer the above questions.

or

b. http://www.publicintegrity.org/business/finance/after-meltdown

This piece won the George Polk award for Journalism… so read 3 (or more) pieces to get an idea of what is happening and answer the above questions.

Remember, you’re only choosing ONE.

BONUS!!

A. If you read all of the pieces of one investigation and write 1500 words you will be given extra credit.

B. If you read both investigations and several articles included and write 1500 words total you’ll receive extra credit.

 

Thanks and see you in a week!

Best,

Professor Dunphy

Thursday next week

Posted: April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey Thursday!

So we have one week before Spring Break ends. Boo!!

We will be doing Internet and finishing Satires Brew chapter 5.

For your blog post — you know you have to watch BlackFish by 12pm.

But your second post (as stated on assignment sheet) will be about Andrew Sullivan and his website The Dish.

Go on his website, look for a piece where he gives his opinion (recent keepers help) in details.

I want you to write 500+ words reacting to his POV- disagree or agree… Hate him or love him…

Be prepared to discuss his work and website for the second part of class.

Due at 12pm as well.

Sound good?

Good, great, grand!! :)

Enjoy the rest of the break.

Best,

PD

Spring Break and post work

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello Monday & Thursday,

First and foremost, I hope you enjoy your break. I know I will!

Thursday we meet in a week and a half, Monday– we meet in 2 weeks.

So, I am not posting the 2nd part of the blog assignment till a week before.

For Spring Break post:

Everyone watched (or is supposed to) BLACKFISH.

I’d like for you to post by the next class before 12pm a review of the film — 500 words.

DO NOT summarize the film.

Your second assignment will be posted a week before your next class.

Thanks and enjoy the break!

PD

At least I think it is:

MM Exam This Coming Week

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello MM,

So, we have our second exam coming up and after a screening to follow!

You know the drill — #2 pencil, scantron, etc.

There are true & false, multiple choice, and matching questions on the exam. I think it’s like 65 total questions.

For Monday, exam begins at 12:50pm sharp, please arrive on time. The exam lasts ONE hour and is on chapters 6, 8, 9 & 10.

For Thursday, exam begins at 2:15pm sharp and lasts ONE HOUR. Arrive on time :) The exam is on chapters 6. 7, 8, and 9.

Once again, we will have a screening afterwards.

Best and good luck studying.

PD

Thursday MM

Posted: March 31, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hey Thursday,

Please read this.

THIS IS FOR THURSDAY ONLY.

This coming Thursday we will do South Park & Satire’s Brew– and you’ve already read the TV Chapter.

For the following Thursday, April 10th we will have our second exam… not skipping Internet, just moving it till after the break.

The exam will be on chapters 6, 7, 8 & 9 from Rodman’s book… and maybe Satire’s Brew if you

60-70 questions — multiple choice, true & false, and matching. After that, we will watch a film or something.

When we return from Spring Break on the 24th, we will discuss the Internet.

I will remind you on Thursday.

Thanks Thursday!

PD

MM Thursday TV Week Continued!

Posted: March 27, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello Thursday,

Part 1 of TV is down — and part 2 for next week!

Here we shall continue the Television section going over the history a bit more and then discuss Satire’s Brew.

For the BLOG POST, due on Thursday by 12pm:

Word Count — 850 words minimum.

Using Satire’s Brew and the theories in the book watch the following three episodes on southparkstudios.com. All episodes are free and available on the site:

Cash for Gold

Crack Baby Athletic Association

Margaritaville

Do not summarize the episodes, give your opinion on what the episode is discussing and of course, reacting to the book. Do you agree with what the show is saying– if it is saying anything.

We will discuss these episodes, the book, the story, another South Park episode, and hopefully Chapter 5.

Enjoy the episodes!

Best, Professor Dunphy

Posted: March 27, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello Thursday,

Part 1 of TV is down — and part 2 for next week! Here we shall continue the Television section going over the history a bit more and then discuss Satire’s Brew.

For the BLOG POST, due on Thursday by 12pm:

Word Count — 850 words minimum.

Using Satire’s Brew and the theories in the book watch the following three episodes on southparkstudios.com. All episodes are free and available on the site:

Cash for Gold

Crack Baby Athletic Association

Margaritaville

Do not summarize the episodes, give your opinion on what the episode is discussing and of course, reacting to the book. Do you agree with what the show is saying– if it is saying anything.

We will discuss these episodes, the book, the story, another South Park episode, and hopefully Chapter 5.

Enjoy the episodes!

Best,

Professor Dunphy

MM Monday – Internet Chapter

Posted: March 24, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello Monday,

I hope you enjoyed the lesson today… discussing South Park, Satire’s Brew, bliss for me! The lesson needs work (all of em do!) but I think it was a good class and the first time teaching it.

Oh, and the episode– you all laughed in the right places which is key.

Very quickly: http://deadspin.com/poll-white-people-dont-want-college-athletes-to-be-pa-1550543270

Always tie things together!

For Monday (next week) we will finish chapter 5 of Satire’s Brew… and Internet Chapter from Rodman’s book.

For your blog assignment:

The Internet Blog Post: Using the theories and notion of representation in Satire’s Brew chapter 5 and throughout the book for that matter, discuss Andrew Sullivan‘s Why I Blog article reacting to his statements throughout. The download is here: Why I Blog – Magazine – The Atlantic
THEN! Pick ONE article from Sullivan‘s Blog where he inserts his opinion, per example:
And react to what he is saying… do you agree with is assessment of the situation? Why or why not?
Make sure to reference Satire’s Brew, Why I Blog and the article you selected.
Word Count: 500 words
Remember, after this week you have your second exam. Chapters that are definitely on the exam — radio, TV, internet… I will see what I feel when I make the exam up and adding a chapter or two… or not.
Best,
Professor Dunphy
P.s. – She is hobbit.