Mass Media and Society
CA1/JRN1 Mass Media and Society Professor J. Mike Reed
Text: The Dynamics of Mass Communications
By Joseph R. Dominick
Mass Media and Society: Study Guide/Workbook by J. Michael Reed
Text: Chapters 1 and 18: Communication: Mass and Other Forms and Social Effects of Mass Communication. Lecture: Media effects and media theory.
Study Guide: Chapters 1 and 2.
Text: Chapter 15: Formal Controls: Laws, Rules, Regulations
U.S. Constitution, prior restraint, related Supreme Court cases.
Prior restraint, theories of the press, Schenck v U.S. 1919 (Supreme Court)
Near v Minnesota 1931, Hazzelwood v Kuhlmeier, Pentagon Papers.
Study Guide: Chapters 3 and 4.
Text: Chapter 16: Ethics and Other Informal Controls
Libel Law, Milkovich v Lorraine Journal Co. 1980, New York Times v Sullivan 1984.
Study Guide: Chapters 5,6, and 7.
Text: Chapter 2, Perspectives on Mass Communication
Chaplinsky v New Hampshire 1942, Skokie v National Socialist Party 1978
R.A.V. v St. Paul 1992, Cohen v California 1971, Texas v Johnson 1989, U.S. v Eichman et al. 1990, Doe v. University of Michigan, Virginia v Black 2003
Study Guide: Chapter 8.
Text: Chapters 4 and 12, Newspapers and News Gathering and Reporting
The Power of Owning the Press, History of the Los Angeles Times
Video: Absence of Malice
Study Guide: Chapters 9, 10 and 11.
Text: Chapter 5 Magazines Lecture: Baby Boomers impact, Ad Week “Hottest Magazines”
Study Guide: Chapter 16.
Text: Chapter 7, Radio
Impact of radio on politics, William S. Paley, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Study Guide: Chapter 12.
Mass Media and Society Syllabus/page 2/ Reed
Text: Chapter 10 Television
Impact of television on politics, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Impact of CBS’s James T. Aubrey on TV programming. Study Guide: Chapters 13 and 14
Mini Papers Due
Discussion and review of mini papers
Catch-up week preparation for Mid-term exam.
Text: Chapter 14, Advertising
Lecture: Common Fallacies of Logic Thinking
Study Guide: Chapter 18
Obscenity and pornography law
Study Guide Chapter 15
TERM PROJECTS DUE!
Study Guide: Chapter 19
Video: Faces of the Enemy
Text: Chapter 17, The Global Village: International and Comparative Media Systems
Chapter 9 Motion Pictures and chapter 11 The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Orson Welles, Citizen Kane. Movie and lecture.
Study Guide: Chapter 20
Chapter 6, Books and chapter 8, Sound Recording
Lecture: Impact of new media of sound recording and publishing industry.
Chapter 13, Public Relations
Lecture: Actual P.R. campaign for a non-profit organization
Study Guide: Chapter 21.
Special Notice: Due to the nature of the field of study in this course, the instructor reserves the right to alter or change the course syllabus at any time.
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