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Syllabus

= introduction =

JAN 24 ~~ introduction

JAN 26 ~~ ‘new media’?

Steven Chaffee and Miriam Metzger, “The End of Mass Communication?” (2001)

FEB 2 ~~ studying public discourse [and demo of the blogs]

Zizi Papacharissi, “The Virtual Sphere 2.0: The Internet, the Public Sphere, and Beyond” from The Routledge Handbook of Internet Politics (2008)

FEB 4 ~~ the domains of social impact

= the production, distribution, and consumption of new media =

FEB 9 ~~ new media industries

David Hesmondhalgh, “New Media, Digitalisation, and Convergence” (2002)
“And Then There Were Eight,” Mother Jones (2007)

FEB 11 ~~ case: Google

Google, “Mission Statement”

FEB16 ~~ users as producers, amateurs, and peers

Axel Bruns, “The Key Characteristics of Produsage,” from Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008)
Søren Mørk Petersen, “Loser Generated Content: From Participation to Exploitation” (2008)

FEB 18 ~~ case: YouTube

Henry Jenkins, “Nine Propositions Towards a Cultural Theory of YouTube” (May 28, 2007)

FEB 23 ~~ social networks
guest lecture: Lee Humphreys

danah boyd and Nicole Ellison, “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship” (2007)

FEB 25 ~~ case: Twitter
guest lecture: Lee Humphreys

MAR 2 ~~ changes in the business of distribution

Joseph Turow, “Audience Construction and Culture Production: Marketing Surveillance in the Digital Age” (2005)

MAR 4 ~~ case: free stuff

Chris Anderson, “Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business” Wired (2008)

MAR 9 ~~ global connections and disparities

Alexander Halavais, “National Borders on the World Wide Web” (2000)

MAR 11 ~~ case: “digital divide”
guest lecture: Dima Epstein

MAR 16 ~~ governance

Lawrence Lessig, “Four Puzzles from Cyberspace” and “What Things Regulate” from Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999)
Kenneth Cukier, “Who Will Control the Internet” Foreign Policy (2005)
“Seven Questions: Battling for Control of the Internet” (interview with Lawrence Lessig) Foreign Policy (2005)

MAR 18 ~~ case: Net neutrality
paper 1 due

Tim Wu and Christopher Yoo, “Keeping the Internet Neutral?” Legal Affairs (2006)

spring break
= the social impacts of new media =

MAR 30 ~~ politics and new media

Knight Foundation, “Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age” (2009) pages xi-63 only

APR 1 ~~ case: the Obama campaign

David Talbot, “How Obama Really Did It” (2008)

APR 6 ~~ free speech and new media

Jack Balkin, “The Future of Free Expression in a Digital Age” (2009)

APR 8 ~~ case: platform norms

APR 13 ~~ traditional news goes online

guest lecture: Josh Braun

Natalie Fenton, “News in the Digital Age” (2009)

APR 15 ~~ new media journalism

Project for Excellence in Journalism, parts of “The State of the News Media, 2009″
Overview: Intro, 2. Major Trends, and 3. Key Findings
Online: 1. Introduction, 2. Content Analysis, 3. Audience, and 4. Economics

APR 20 ~~ shared culture, fragmentation, collaboration, and expertise

Terry Teachout, “Culture in the Age of Blogging,” (2005)
Michael Bérubé, “Culture and Society” (2005)
YouTube, “What You Watched and Searched for on YouTube in 2009″

APR 22 ~~ case: Wikipedia
paper 2 due

APR 27 ~~ public spaces and new media

Stephen Graham, “From Dreams of Transcendence to the Remediation of Urban Life” from The Cybercities Reader (2004)
Dan Hill, “The Street as Platform” (2008)

APR 29 ~~ case: augmented reality apps

guest lecture: Tony Liao

Layar demo

MAY 4 ~~ privacy and new media

Michael Zimmer, “The Externalities of Search 2.0: The Emerging Privacy Threats when the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine meets Web 2.0″ (2008)

= conclusion =

MAY 6 ~~ conclusion

final paper due during exam week

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