MM Week 4

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey Everyone,

We’re full steam ahead on the semester! Hope you enjoyed Satire’s Brew… because right now there will be a bit more of it.

Please read the “story” section of Lecture 2 and all of the origin story Lecture 3.

As I mentioned — Newspapers & Magazines will be covered this week.

Your blog assignment should have been sent out by your TA — if not, shoot them an email.

Use Satire’s Brew Lecture 3 and the political cartoon to discuss. Should be fun. More info on the blog assignment sheet so take a look.

Exam on 10/6

Your first exam is going to be on chapters 1-4, with chapter 5 being a toss-up. Meaning, I’m giving a quiz on 1 of the 3 readings… Newspapers, Magazines and/or Satire’s Brew Origins. Bring the book because if the Giants win I may allow it to be an open book quiz.

Exam is multiple choice and true/false (A=True, B=False). Please bring a #2 pencil. It is NOT an open book but comes straight from the 4th edition.

After the exam on 10/6, there will be a film screening… it is mandatory you stay for the film and a post will be due two weeks later by 12pm. Don’t forget Snowpiercer is due as well. Two blogs in two weeks. Not so bad. Heavy Sci-Fi bent but could be worse – could be Transformers 8.

That’s about it.

Enjoy the long weekend.



Week 2 down, Week 3 coming!

Posted: September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey Everyone,

Good job this week (save for the few sleepers) and we made some solid progress on the work.

We will have to keep chugging along to keep up with the time crunch!

For Week 3:

Your TA should have contacted you by now – if not, email Erika, she can help.

Your blog address should be sent to your TA. If wordpress asks you to pay $$ to do something. DO NOT do it! Seriously, it should be free. If you want to pay– um… don’t.

I posted your blog assignment on September 12th – see the previous post for that information. All blogs are to be posted BEFORE 12pm Monday. That’s noon, not midnight. Midnight is 12am and then technically it would be 12 hours late or then it would be Tuesday 12am. Either way. It’s anytime BEFORE 12pm/NOON on Monday.


Chapter 3 – Books

Satire’s Brew pages XI-58 — take some notes on ideas that jumped out on you. Be prepared to discuss and bring the book. Two books in a week! O… M… G!!!

I have down on the syllabus Chapter 4 (Newspapers) but I think we’re going to run out of time. However, it will be covered the following week and on the exam which is on 10/6.

As you can see from the syllabus there’s a heavy reading load in the beginning then it tapers off as the semester moves along.

Plan accordingly!

For Week 4: Newspapers + Magazines + another chapter of Satire’s Brew (and your first quiz!!) will be due. I know it is a lot but once again, this is college… you can do it! :)

Extra Credit Opt:

Continue to follow Keith Olbermann who is doing some incredible work on the NFL PR nightmare. Watch his stuff, react on your blog — 1000+ words on a few pieces (no summaries please) and you’ll earn an extra credit point. I should point out – the work has to be worthy!

Three total extra credit points are given.


If you are having serious issues with the work or need to meet with me, please feel free to email… I am more than willing to sit down and chat. However, please do not email me about what assignment is due or what reading is due… that is on the blog and on the syllabus/assignment sheet.

I believe that’s about it.

Have a good rest of your week.

Professor Dunphy

Satire’s Brew & The Daily Show!

Posted: September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey All,

As you know, we’re using my book to expand on topics discussed in class…

We will begin working with Satire’s Brew — beginning Week 3.

This will coincide with The Daily Show and Lecture 1 in the book.

Please use any episodes (no interviews) beginning Tuesday, September 9th and up to Thursday, September 18th.

Check the assignment document for the info. Use the episodes and the lecture in your blog post. Due before 12pm Week 3.

You have to BUY the book… the link is in the document and here too!

By buying it now, you get 30% of the book in e-reader form, so no excuse not to read it :)

Buy the book by doing this:

Step 1: Log on to

Step 2: Create an account or log in if you have an existing account to purchase.

Step 3: Easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the rest of the ordering process. Payment can be made by all major credit cards.

Step 4: After purchasing, you can access your full or partial e-book by logging into your account and clicking My Digital Materials to get started on your readings right away.


That’s it!

Enjoy the weekend and see you on Monday.


Professor Dunphy

Hello MM,

This is our first official email. Welcome to the party! Or the sauna that we dealt with today.

Don’t worry- it gets better as the months go further… soon you’ll be complaining about the cold.

Hope you enjoyed our first lesson, many more to come!

For Week 2:

Please have chapters 1 & 2 from Rodman’s book. Remember, this is required, and all the exams are coming from that book.

Your First Blog Post:

The reaction from last semester was solid so I decided to use it again!

Click on this: KellervGreenwald

Should work… if not… please email Erika the in-class TA.

Your assignment is on the blog assignment sheet (read it!!) and is due anytime before 12pm Monday.

Documents for Class:

This is our syllabus and blog assignment sheet. Please read them and know when assignments are due.

MM Monday Fall 14 Syllabus

Fall 14 MM Blog Assignment

TA Contact:

I am having issues with getting the roster for the class. So, your TA cannot contact you. That will have to come later.

However, you can still do the blog post and the readings.

For now, this is it!

Good luck with the semester and see you on Monday.


Professor Dunphy

Hello New & Goodbye Old!

Posted: September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Any students who would like to unsubscribe to this blog. You need to do it yourself. I do not have access to do it for you.

For the new students: Welcome, more posts to come!

Professor Dunphy

Grades are in Part 2

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey All,

Your grades are in but may not be released until tomorrow.

I didn’t forget anyone… so please be patient.

Thank you.

Professor Dunphy

Grades are IN..

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hello 1165,

The grades are in, or you know, maybe CUNYFirst is lying to me.

Either way, have a great summer… Let’s Go Rangers!!

With the grades: I have 200+ total students so I am pretty sure I got everyone’s grade correctly.

Remember: absences, exam, blog, classwork… all factor into your grade. If you have an issue, please email me at

However, it is summer so I’m checking email WAY less often — patience is a virtue.

If you want off the blog – there’s an unsubscribe somewhere on here…

Thanks and have a good one! Good luck in the Fall and beyond.

Signing off…

Professor Dunphy

Grades for 1165

Posted: May 22, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hey All,

I will have all the grades next week so don’t start checking them until you hear from me.

Remember, I have 150 students, so if you think I made a mistake (has happened) email me and explain why it’s a mistake.

However, you also run the risk of me LOWERING your grade b/c maybe I was nice. I know, difficult, right?

Either way — enjoy Memorial Day weekend and grades will be out sometime next.



90+% blogs done!

Posted: May 20, 2014 in Spring 14 MM

Hey All,

So, as promised… I will be finishing the blogs before the exams! All 150+ of them.

Sorry for the few I missed or haven’t gotten to yet… I still have a day plus! But they’ll get done.

You will start getting the grades for your blogs (if you haven’t already) and before you comment… please take a look at these blogs first.

They are all really good but none of them are perfect. Each has their strengths and weaknesses but when you receive your grade, you’ll get an idea of why you got what you got.

If you seriously believe you have a case for a grade change. Email me at and state your case with examples from your work.

Besides that — one more blog post to come after all the grades are in.

Professor Dunphy

The Blogs:



Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey Everyone,

TV & Radio is quite popular these days!

We have an online writing for TV & Radio course offered over the summer.

It’s so popular, we’re considering opening a second section of the course. If you’re thinking about TVR or just 3 credits or want to take a few more courses… you should email me at to work things out.

The course is ONLINE so there is no reason to come into Brooklyn… you can do the work from the beach or pool! YAY!

The professor teaching it– the guy who wrote the OTHER book you read in class, Professor George Rodman! He’s awesome and you’ll learn quite a bit. He’s kind of a big deal.

You should definitely consider it!

Best and enjoy the weekend.

Professor Dunphy