Delta State University
SOC 454/554 Sociology of the Mass Media
Summer II Semester 2007

Reading the Media

Discussion Leader
Wk. 1

July 6

Showbiz Tonight on CNN (Video); Report on The Book of No

Jolana Gibbs
"Kroger Optimistic About Calif. Labor Talks," Memphis Commercial-Appeal, June 29, 2007 Tara Barnes
"White House Criticizes Clintons on Libby," Jackson Clarion-Ledger, July 5, 2007 Jim Stallings
CNN (Video); Report on the Apple I-Phone Eva Butler
Wk. 2

July 13

Glenn Beck on XM Radio (Audio); Report on Al Gore’s book

Carolyn Newsome

“As for Canada, Finding the Border is a Bit of a Trick,” by Barry Newman, Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2007

Dorothy Williams

“Fired NBC Programmer Slides Over to Fox,” by Lynn Elber (AP), New York Post, July 13, 2007

Roy Riley

“Reel Business” on MSNBC (Video); Report and analysis of the movie Transformers

Mallie Lawrence
Wk. 3

July 20

The Simpsons on Fox, from YouTube (Video); Three clips on Fox/NewsCorp, Rupert Murdoch and the media

Elliot Meador
"Behind the Scenes: Hollywood Goes Hyper-Commercial," by MEF on YouTube (Video); Analysis of commercial influences on movies

David Thomas

Larry King Live on CNN (Video); Interview with Daniel Radcliffe on the Harry Potter movie, July 12, 2007 Wade Tackett
"New Bill Key to Safer Cigarettes," by Andrew Bridges (AP), KSDK NewsChannel 5 website, July 16, 2007 Kimberly Davis

"Al Gore and NBC: Birds of a Feather," Investors Business Daily, July 10, 2007

Mallory Anthony
Wk. 4

July 27

"Untreated Wounds," by Babak Dehghanpisheh, Newsweek, March 5, 2007

Randy Winters

"Watch Out, You May Catch Obesity," Reuters Health, July 25, 2007

Megan Jackson