Media Project 2011

Choose one of the topics listed below and teach a fifteen minute class on that topic. Sign your name next to the topic you want to research and present (limit of 6 people per topic; first come, first served). These topics are all from chapter 10 of our textbook.

Team Members Topic Sub Topics Terms Artifacts
Ben
Nadine
Melanie
Brielle
Shannon
The Influence of the Media on Politics
(Will present on 1/25)
  • The Pervasiveness of Television
  • The Persistence of Radio
  • The Declining Importance of Newspapers
  • The Growing Popularity of the Internet
mass media
news media

Lindsay
Stevie
Sarah H
Emerson
Dean
The Changing Role of the U.S. News Media
(Will present on 1/25)
  • A Political Tool
  • Financial Independence
  • "Objective Journalism"
  • The Impact of Broadcasting
  • Investigatory Journalism
  • Media Consolidation
  • Regulation of the Media


Anthony
Maria
Chris
Zach PM

Nancy
Max
Mediated Politics
(Will present on 1/25)
  • The Media and Public Opinion
  • Factors That Limit Media Influence on Public Opinion
  • Are the Media Biased?
  • Public Opinion
political socialization
selective exposure
selective perception
http://www.scottlondon.com/reports/frames.html
http://www.utwente.nl/cw/theorieenoverzicht/Theory%20clusters/Mass%20Media/Agenda-Setting_Theory.doc/
Media Project 2011 - Politics Studio
Eugenia
Sarah B
Nicole
Dakota
The Media and Elections
(Will present on 1/27)
  • Choice of Candidates
  • Campaign Events
  • Technology
  • Image Making and Media Consultants
  • The Media and Voter Choice
horse race
Noah
Carsyn
Zach
Jack
Alex
Victoria
The Media and Governance
(Will present on 1/27)
  • Political Institutions and the News Media



You have fifteen minutes to teach us the information from your topic.
Make sure to explain the topic and subtopics, teach us the meaning of the terms, explain any charts, graphs, or figures from your section of the chapter, and share any artifacts you find that add to your section (graphs, videos, charts, pictures, cartoons, data, web sites). You will be responsible for all the information from your topic on the chapter 9 and 10 test. Be prepared to answer any questions.

I will base your grade on how I answer the following questions
  1. Did they cover everything from their section?
  2. Did they explain everything clearly and thoroughly?
  3. Did they add anything to their section that went beyond what was in the textbook?
  4. Was their presentation engaging or interesting?
  5. Did their lesson last approximately 15 minutes?

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