Readings

January 12:
Mediactive (Gillmor) (Introduction and chapters 1-3)

January 19:
Comment is King (Heffernan)
Why Our Memory Fails Us (Chabris & Simons)
The Rhetorical Triangle
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis
How to Write Great Blog Content
Popular Science: Why We’re Shutting off our Comments
Scientific American “Don’t Read the Comments!”

January 26:
Marshall McLuhan: a Candid Conversation (1-14)
Critical Theor(read the five paragraphs before the outline in red)
Understanding Media (232-242) (link to course reserves)

February 2:
FIU Library Tutorials (all 5 modules)

February 9:
Ghost in the Shell (dropbox)
The End of Solitude (Deresiewicz)
Thesis statement from UNC

February 16:
Pushing China’s Limits
China Aims to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet
Tiananmen and the Chinese Way of Censorship
Scaling China’s Great Firewall
Media Censorship in China
Social Media Helps Drive Historic Cuban Exodus to US
Havana’s Hotspots
US Secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Stir Unrest and Undermine Government

February 23:
Sony Cyberattack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm
No secrets (Khatchadourian)
The WikiLeaks Equation (Hendler)
Ghosts in the Machine
Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower (NYT Editorial)
GCHQ Tried to Track Web Visits of “Every Visible User on the Internet”
Edward Snowden: Leaks that Exposed US Spy Programme

March 6:
How to Teach News Literacy When the Government is watching
How to Establish a Media Diet
Can News Literacy Grow Up?
News Literacy is Not Optional if You Want to be Well-Informed

March 20:
Small Change (Gladwell)
Perhaps a Revolution is Not What We Need (Jenkins)
Iraq’s Sunni Militants Take to Social Media to Advance Their Cause and Intimidate
How Social Media Helps Black Live Matter Fight the Power
Inside the Surreal World of Islamic State’s Propaganda Machine
Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights (Joseph)
#Riot (Wasik)

March 27:
The John Stewart Effect (audio)
Waiting for the Conservative John Stewart
Is John Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?
How Comedians Became Public Intellectuals

April 3:
Good Copy/Bad Copy
(Good Copy, Bad Copy alternate link)
Free Culture (Lessig) Read the Introduction, pp. 1-13
Copyright Basics Read pages 1-7
Crooner in Rights Spat: Are Copyright Laws too Strict?

April 10:
Yes Men Fix the World P2P version
New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made it All Up
Yes Men Bhopal Legacy
Yes Men Hoax of the Times

April 17:
Can You Tell Fake News From Real?
For the Yellow Journalists

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Must Defend
From Hate Speech to Fake News
How Fake News Goes Viral
Facebooks Damage to Democracy
According to Snopes

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