Monday, March 3, 2008

Review Postman Amusing Ourselves to Death

This assignment is due on YOUR blog by 11:59 PM, Monday, March 10th.

You will write a 350 to 400 review of this book that you will post on your blog. remember that you should approach the tone of this not as if you were responding to a class assignment. Assume that you are a media critic and that you came across this book recently and read it upon the recommendation of a colleague. You read the book and have some thoughts about it's relevance to the media today.

As you write this you need to keep a couple things in mind. First review the previous post on this blog about writing better posts. Also review the post for the last assignment which had some good links in it about writing critical opinion pieces. Also, here are some more specific requirements for this assignment:

  • You want to focus your comments. You can't write 400 words without a focus. Develop a thesis (an idea you want to support and go from there).
  • You don't have to agree with him and you can argue that there is or isn't relevance to the media landscape today. It's your choice, you'll just need to...
  • Support your thesis with specific examples from what is happening today in the media landscape. Cite some other sources other than the book.
Remember the due date mentioned above and and please post comments to at least two other blog next week.

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