Monday, August 30, 2010

Attention Economy

According to King and Elliott, what is the major challenge facing the media? Media users? How is it different than challenges facing the media in the past? Do they have a solution? Do you?

Your response is due by 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 31.

Please remember that I accept no late assignments. Refer to the syllabus for more details.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

10 Most E-Mailed Stories

Examine the 10 Most E-Mailed Stories on the New York Times Web site for Friday , August 27. When you consider them as a whole, do any consistent themes or preoccupations (on the part of journalists or readers or both) emerge? What does the list suggest is the primary function of the press in America today (informing, entertaining, rumor-mongering, counseling, editorializing advertising)? How does that make you feel (optimistic, light-headed, despairing) about the direction of the press and the society it serves? Your response is due -- remember, no late responses are given credit -- by noon Sunday, August 29.

(By the way, I added the NPR link to Links of Interest.)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Big News

What, to your mind, is the biggest issue facing the American press today? Please explain why you think so in a concise paragraph. Your response is due by Tuesday, August 24, at 6 p.m.