Week 11: December 1-4

WEEK'S OBJECTIVE

Internet and the Media, Online Education.

ITC FINAL: Powerpoint file, upload on CANVAS tool, before NOON (11:59am), Tuesday, December 9, 60 points.

  • Classroom Final Presentations will be held during finals hours: Room #3168, 8:00am, Tuesday, December 9.

Monday

GAMEPLAN

  • Class Evaluation
  • Final Project Review
  • Media and the Web

DISCUSSION

Class Evaluation
  • First 15 minutes of class
  • Just fill out the bubble forms and green comment sheets
  • Thank you!!
Final Presentation Info
  • ITC FINAL: Powerpoint file, upload on CANVAS tool, before NOON (11:59am), Tuesday, December 9, 60 points.
    • Classroom Final Presentations will be held during finals hours: Room #3168, 8:00am, Tuesday, December 9.

A Brief History of Media (i.e. the News/Journalism)

  • In the late 1400's, the first printed newsletters circulated.
  • 1605: Johann Carolus of Germany publishes the 'Relation', the first newspaper.
  • 1704: The first continually published American newspaper was the BOSTON NEWSLETTER.
  • 1830's:¬†Beginning with THE NEW YORK SUN in 1833, papers took a turn towards reportage, seeking commercial success and mass readership.¬†
  • 1920's: Radio became a news medium.
  • 1963: Polls showed that more Americans reported that they relied on television rather than newspapers as their primary source for news.
  • By 1990, more than half of American homes had cable systems, and the introduction of technological change in the newsroom (including the Internet), a new emphasis on computer-assisted reporting came about.
  • Starting after in the 2000's, on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere, on any digital device became known as New Media.
  • Also, the vast amount of "free" information, and the lack of desire by consumers to pay for news/journalism, has changed the news outlets greatly.

How has the Internet changed the news cycle?

  • Until the 1980s media relied primarily upon print and analog broadcast models, such as those of television and radio.
  • The use of digital computers has transformed the remaining 'old' media, as suggested by the advent of digital television and online publications.
  • The news cycle now runs almost 24 hours a day, on the web, while television struggles to hold attention by loading journalism so it promotes drama and repeat watching.
  • Mass media has been described as being "one-to-many" - the source of the story spread out to the consumers of it.
  • New media has been described as many-to-many, with individualizing media by many to many consumers.
  • It has been discussed that have argued that whereas mass media "corresponded to the logic of industrial mass society, which values conformity over individuality," (Manovich 2001:41) new media follows the logic of the postindustrial or globalized society whereby "every citizen can construct her own custom lifestyle and select her ideology from a large number of choices. Rather than pushing the same objects to a mass audience, marketing now tries to target each individual separately." (Manovich 2001:42).

How do we get our news now?

  • Paper newspapers have declined (bankruptcy, merging, turning into web-only) due to lack of classified advertising and the length of time between news and printing.
  • News broadcasts are still viable due to advertising.
  • Satire and comedy shows provide news.
  • Online news appears on online publications, as part of ads, as YouTube and other video feeds, etc.
  • Individualized websites and apps can tailor what you want to see - the specific publications, the topics, etc.
  • Social media, like Facebook, passes media stories around - how reliable might this be?
  • How do YOU get your news?
  • DO you get your news?

How do journalists work with the changes from Internet?

  • Per Wikipedia, "Journalism is gathering, processing, and dissemination of news and information related to the news to an audience."
  • Also, per Wikipedia, "In modern society, the news media is the chief purveyor of information and opinion about public affairs."
  • Jornalists are expected to uphold professional and ethical standards, including truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability".
  • With the 24-hour news cycle, we seem to be exposed to a stronger sense that publishers, owners, advertising salse, and other corporate executives, try to use their powers over journalists and networks to influence how news is reported and published.
  • A lot of print news relies heavily on feeds from the Associated Press (which considers its offerings "business products" and media outlets as "business customers".
Interesting Links
*Several links to Wikipedia
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Tuesday

GAMEPLAN

  • Status of current grades
  • End-of-quarter process
  • Final Project Reminder
  • Online Education
  • NO CLASS WEDNESDAY!!!

DISCUSSION

TELL ME: When is the Final Project Presentation? When is the Final upload due?
Grades
  • As of right now, all grading is caught up. The only thing left is the LinkedIn extra credit, the Final Project, and the Participation points. IF you did the LinkedIn, you need to LET ME KNOW in Canvas - I might not remember accepting your invitation. It is YOUR job to let me know by Friday, December 4 if anything is of concern regarding your grades.
End-Of-Quarter Process
  • At the end of the quarter (on/after December 9, 2014) I submit grades to the Seattle Central system, I list this class under PAST CLASSES instead of Current, I keep and archive all emails, and I keep/archive CANVAS. Your final grades will be available on the Seattle Central system on December 16, 2014, no changes.
Final Presentation Info
  • ITC FINAL: Powerpoint file, upload on CANVAS tool, before NOON (11:59am), Tuesday, December 9, 60 points.
    • Classroom Final Presentations will be held during finals hours: Room #3168, 8:00am, Tuesday, December 9.
    • Bring your Final Presentation on a USB Flash Drive, just in case the school server or Internet is down.
    • Anyone who does NOT attend on December 9 will lose 10 points, as will those who do attend but who decline to present for the class.
    • IF you choose to not use PowerPoint, make sure that whatever you DO use allows similar formatting, transitions and animations, AND that I can open the file without the native presentation program.
    • HOT TIP: It's best to upload your Final Project early - even at the end of the full first draft, so if anything gets in your way before the due date, you have something up for me to grade.
E-Learning/Online courses
  • E-learning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications.
  • Online courses are classes/courses that are taught completely online, with videotaped lectures like this one, and learning management tools like Canvas.
  • Hybrid courses are combination online learning with some face-to-face sessions.
  • When taking an e-learning/online course, you, the student, have the sole responsibility of keeping up and completing all work on time.
  • Several colleges have entire programs taught only online - MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Several more are completely online colleges. The University of WA is an example of a college with online, or distance, learning.
  • Linear Learning: Students learn and are evaluated on self-paced activities delivered online, like reading, quizzes, and assignments done on a learning management tool.
  • Collaborative Learning: Teaching methods are designed to encourage or require students to work together on learning tasks. May include interactive forums and blogs, and cloud portals like Google Docs.
Some MOOCS
Interesting Links
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Wednesday

NO CLASS!!!

GAMEPLAN

  • NO CLASS: SLEEEEEEP! Extra Final Project Prep time!!

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TO DO

  • ITC FINAL: Powerpoint file, upload on CANVAS tool, before NOON (11:59am), Tuesday, December 9, 60 points.
    • Classroom Final Presentations will be held during finals hours: Room #3168, 8:00am, Tuesday, December 9.
    • Bring your Final Presentation on a USB Flash Drive, just in case the school server or Internet is down.
    • Anyone who does NOT attend on December 9 will lose 10 points, as will those who do attend but who decline to present for the class.
    • HOT TIP: It's best to upload your Final Project early - even at the end of the full first draft, so if anything gets in your way before the due date, you have something up for me to grade.
 
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