If it's your week to write a 500-word article critique, you must post this to your section blog before your section meets.
If it's your week to give a speech, prepare and practice! Otherwise, prepare for a possible extemporaneous speech response.
First five minutes: Pop quiz? Maybe!
Two student presentations (#9 and #10) on the readings (and two student extemporaneous responses).
Discuss this week's lecture and required readings.
Discuss tasks and strategies for writing assignment #2. (Rough draft due on wiki by start of next week's discussion.)
Graded paper #1 handed back.
Graded midterm #1 handed back.
ONLINE OVER THE WEEKEND
This week you are going to explore some historical news databases.
Pick a term relating to the modern information society — "world wide web" or "computer" or "cell phone" or "digital divide" or ... well, use your imagination. The only constraint is that you can't pick a term that one of your fellow sectionmates has used (so it is in your interest to do this assignment early!)