Syllabi

DIY Weekly Theme (Week Eight)

Featured image: screenshot from second video assigned

SPREADING DEMOCRACY: YOUR PRESIDENT JUST BOMBED SYRIA (not a theme, just a point) Craft a weekly theme.

2016 The Occupation of the American Mind: Isreal’s Public Relations War in the United States, Jason YOUNG, Jeremy EARP, Loretta ALPER, Sut JHALLY, Media Education Foundation, 85 minutes.

2014 What was the Iron Curtain?, Vision Chasers, published on May 23, 3 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 What is Zionism, Now This/AJ+, 2:44 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2006 The Iron Wall, [Mohammed Alatar] Public Disturbance Now, Uploaded on Feb 13, 2011, 53 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223, CrashCourse, published on Jan 28, 12:52 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

Review from last week:

2016 How to Make Your Content Go Viral, Entrepreneur Network/Patrick Bet-David, Apr 31, 56:31 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

usefulness: his assertion mass media rests, primarily, on controversy/change/conflict and his 26 Steps can serve as springboard for discussion of counter-hegemonic video production (i.e. use or not use of humor/animation/emotion/color/influencer/etc). Also need to discuss the oft-used phrase: “This has never happened before.”

Required on original syllabus; now highly recommended and related

2016 Jim Crow and America’s Racism Explained, Keith Hughes, published on Jan 16, 18 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015 Can Art Stop a War and Save the Planet? |Carol A. Wells | TEDxLoyolaMarymountU, TEDx Talks, published on Aug 19. 18 minutes. Click to watch on YouTube

2015The global impact of Black Lives Matter,” MSNBC On the Road, Host, Dec 12, 15:07 minutes. Click to access MSNBC article and video

2016 Black Lives Matter and Palestine: A historic alliance, Hamid Dabashi, Sep 6, Aljazeera. Click to access Aljazeera article

2010 Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear, 51 minutes.

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