LE 300 Integrative & InterdisciplinaryLearning Capstone:Terrorism &the Media
S1Y 2013 MN
Plexico, Alvin A.
PhD, Business (Organizational Leadership), Northcentral UniversityMA, Communication, University of OklahomaBBA, Management, Texas Tech University
Naval Support Activity, Millington, TN
January 14, 2013 – March 10, 2013
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Additional Resources: Aday, S. (2006). The framesetting effects of news: An experimental test of advocacy versus objectivist frames. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(4), 767-784.
Baker, R. (2002, May/June). Want to be a patriot? Do your job. Columbia Journalism Review, 41, retrieved from http://www.russbaker.com/archives/CJR%20May-June%202002%20-%20Patriotic.htm
Barstow, D. (2008, April 20). Behind TV analysts, Pentagon’s hidden hand. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/us/20generals.html?exprod=permalink
Birge, E. and Nicholson, J. (2004). Journalism after 9/11. Quill, 92(6), 17. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/DrPlexicoBirgeNicholson2004 .
Fox, J., Koloen, G., and Sahin, V. (2007). No joke: A comparison of substance in the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and broadcast network television coverage of the 2004 presidential election campaign. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(2), 213. Retrieved from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m6836/is_2_51/ai_n25010532/
Hoffman, A., Jengelley, D.H.A., Duncan, N.T., Buehler, M. and Rees, M.L. (2010). How Does the Business of News Influence Terrorism Coverage? Evidence from the Washington Post and USA Today. Terrorism and Political Violence, 22(4), 559-580. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09546553.2010.493778
Kalb, M. (2004, September 15). Opening statement before the Select Committee of Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives, 5-7 . Retrieved from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-108hhrg25548/pdf/CHRG-108hhrg25548.pdf (pp. 5-7 only)
Kean, T., Hamilton, L., Ben-Veniste, R., Kerry, B., Fielding, F., Lehman, J., Gorelick, J., Roember, T., Gorton, S., and Thomspon, J. (2004). Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Washington, D.C. ISBN: 0-393-32671-3.
Matsaganis, M.D., & Payne, J.G. (2005). Agenda Setting in a Culture of Fear: The Lasting Effects of September 11 on American Politics and Journalism. The American Behavioral Scientist, 49(3), 379-392.
Nacos, B.L. (2003). Terrorism as breaking news: Attack on America. Political Science Quarterly, 118(1), 23-52.
Pew Research Center (2012). Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News Organizations. Retrieved August 21, 2012 from http://www.people-press.org/files/2012/08/8-16-2012-Media-Believability1.pdf
Pew Research Center (2012). Winning the Media Campaign 2012. Both Candidates Received More Negative than Positive Coverage in Mainstream News, but Social Media was Even Harsher. Retrieved November 9, 2012 from http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/winning_media_campaign_2012
Reynolds, A., and Barnett, B. (2003). This just in…How national TV news handled the breaking live coverage of September 11th. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 80, 689-703.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of the Core Assessment Instrument This Core Assessment will be a paper that covers 100% of the Core Learning Outcomes. The Core Assessment in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and appropriate documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term. The paper must address a significant contemporary issue of a global nature relevant to the course, the student’s major, and the Liberal Education program. The paper should synthesize multiple disciplinary perspectives and propose critical and creative responses. Individual instructors will specify assignment details.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Journal, media assignments, discussions, midterm exam, participation.
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