Well, it’s been an incredible 15 weeks working with all of you. In our final week of regular meeting we’re going global. Travel to another land used to be a dangerous, time consuming and expensive ordeal. Now Tokyo is only a phone call away and we can Skype with South Africa for free. Media reflects culture and our culture is sort of like our own unique “disease” that can be shared, spread, influenced and injected into far away civilizations. What does that mean for the world and for cultures that are more “contagious” and those that aren’t? It’s a small world after all and you can read about it in chapter 15. Take that last quiz and then give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. You still have a final exam, but at least the quizzes are over.
Your assignment this week is to keep working on that report from last week. Make sure to turn it in before finals begin.
You’ve learned a lot about the mass media, I hope. For the discussion this week talk about what scares you when you gaze into the crystal ball of mass media’s future.
TAKE THE FINAL EXAM ON BLACKBOARD BY THE END OF THE DAY FRIDAY, AUGUST 14.
READING: Chapter 15 “Global Media”
QUIZ: Chapter 15 Quiz
ASSIGNMENT: None this week. Complete the research paper and take the final exam.
DISCUSSION: The Haveman Media Empire will need to hire a new President after I retire. Where would you take the company and why? What would you do with our various media enterprises to ensure their future success?