Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Here they are: The class blogs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Assignment for critical analysis (due Sept. 26)

To write your small case study, find three articles covering the same news event in order to delve deeper into race, gender or other relevant issues within this article. You may need other articles or historical material to completely understand more completely the event you have chosen.

We'll discuss in class how to find these articles for free, from using Lexis-Nexis or other databases available through the library or online. Think about the general characteristics of a case study report: anecdote/storytelling; chronology; major issues; the commentary of others (may not be able to get this); your own opinion and interpretations based on the conversations we've had in class.

Use the case study example as a guide for your written report, which should be at least two pages and no more than three pages, double-spaced, written in academic discourse and free of errors. Be sure to cite sources that you use and properly to quote material that is not your own.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Race, gender and media
(Plus sexualities, disabilities and many other issues affecting representations in the news and mass media)

Here are some links to help you get started:

General journalism resources
American Journalism Review:
Columbia Journalism Review:
The Poynter Institute (click diversity link at top left of home page):

Method and theory links
Oral history examples:
175th anniversary of the black press (Virtual Newseum):
Propaganda and race (Stalin: the Commissar Vanishes at Virtual Newseum):

Lesbian, gay men, transgender and sexualities issues in the media

Race issues A series written on the black press in 20th century by one of America's most preeminent and long-lived African-American journalist Forum on race and media at LSU Click on history link National Association of Black Journalists National Association of Hispanic Journalists Asian-American Journalists Association Native American Journalists Association

Links as follow-up to disabilities and new media discussion

Links for stereotypes in movies