We’ll consider the the case of KONY 2012 to understand the key features that lead to the viral spread of propaganda.
AGENDA, October 3, 2017 – 4 p.m. EST
- Feedback on Quiz #1 and LEAP 1
- Grade Distribution: (4) A / (1) A- / (6) B+ / (3) B / (6) B- / (1) C / (4) F
- Using the power of concision in Twitter to share ideas in #COM416
- Key Ideas from the Readings
- Chomsky’s ‘Five filters’ offers a cynical view of media manipulation: is this a realistic or unrealistic claim about media power?
- Why is propaganda displacing journalism?
- What is genre blurriness and how does it affect people’s interpretation of propaganda?
- Why do people share propaganda with members of their social network?
- Weaponizing social media: what does this mean? How did ISIS build their movement?
- Slactivism: how do we define it? What are the positive & negative consequences of it?
- What factors helped KONY 2012 go viral? What does “going viral” really mean?
- Pathwright Review of Week 5 Completed Work & student summaries of this week’s reading
- Read the Syllabus: Week 6 Topic: Public Interest Propaganda
- Preview Participation Activities on Pathwright for Week 6. Please complete Week 6 activities by Tuesday, October 10.