Today we will:
- Discuss news
- Review for test 2 (Tuesday)
- NPR: Payments to Stormy
- CNN: Guiliani
- NYT video of Trump denying he knows about money
- NYT: Redskins cheerleaders (Buffalo Jills)
- NYT: Starbucks settlement
- UB Spectrum: Native Americans want more representation
- UB Spectrum: Student hit by police
- Fake news
- Media diets — how does what you read shape what you think and know?
- News neighborhoods VIA
- News vs opinion and opinion vs punditry
- If I’m in a news neighborhood, how do I know if info I am getting is good?
- Look for VIA Verification, Independence, Accuracy
- What are the sources? Direct/indirect — how reliable are they? Are they anonymous?
- Does the reporter open the freezer
- Who owns the news? Does this affect the coverage? Is the publication biased?
- Is the reporter transparent?
- What is missing?
- Is the report fair and/or balanced? Does it need to be?
- What’s the point of being an informed news consumer?
- Five multiple choice questions involving basic concepts from lectures and PPs. 25 points
- Do five of seven short answer questions (you must do one of two videos) 75 points
Know the terms we discussed including: Fair vs balanced, Fair language, fair play, fair presentation, bias, cognitive dissonance, implicit bias. Be able to discuss.
Understand why who owns the news can matter and affect coverage. Know the pattern in media conglomeration and why it matters.
Be able to explain when a story requires balance and when it doesn’t
Be able to apply what you have learned and use examples to make points
Video to deconstruct: WIVB Box cutter