Class Cancelled I am sick. Please go over the class plans and email me if you have any questions. -SB

Freewrite

  • Begin the thought process for your Project Document.
  • Think about the things you have learned from your first Issues Watch and the activities that have led up to it.
  • What are the main points of your topic, as discussed by your sources?
  • What should your Document look like? How will you organize the information you are collecting?

Persuasion in the Media

  • Let's take a look at This link
  • As we look at the descriptions (and ads), let's discuss the methods of persuasion used in each.

How to Detect Bias in the News

  • Are you still having trouble detecting bias in the news articles you are reading? Try reading over this website on the Media Awareness Network and see if it can help resolve any lingering questions you still have: How to Detect Bias in the News

Homework:

  • Watch this video
  • Write about it:
    • Essentially, what are they saying? Do you agree or disagree?
    • Who is Noam Chomsky? Why should we listen to what he has to say?
    • How does this message relate to what you've found in your Issues Watch?
  • Watch This video
  • Write about it:
    • Essentially, what is the main point? Do you agree or disagree?
    • In the video, he discusses the idea of exclusion (FOX News has decided to exclude Ron Paul from their debate). Have you found that anything has been purposely excluded from the news sites you're looking at? Are they leaving anything out?