Classroom Clips

As best I could, I've recreated here a listing of all of the various audio/visual clips we've observed in class during the semester, all of which are available to you for use on your final exam. There are instructions for how to cite these media sources in the Chicago Manual of Style, available through the Whittemore Library. The … Continue reading Classroom Clips

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Final Exam

The overriding theme of the course has been the political economy of communications, that is, the underlying structures that govern how communications works in the United States. How have various historians addressed issues of the political economy of communications and how it has developed and changed since the eighteenth century? You may use the following … Continue reading Final Exam

The Medium is the Message-Cornflakes and Cadillacs

In class, we have talked about so many mediums and how they relay information- newspapers, radios, televisions, and telegraphs are all examples of  mediums that serve a similar purpose. While reading this passage by Marshall McLuhan, I thought about a random quote that has been said a few times throughout this course-"paper is a technology". … Continue reading The Medium is the Message-Cornflakes and Cadillacs

Option 7

When I first started reading the medium is the message written by Marshall McLuhan, I was somewhat confused. The way that he was words and compares things to me was very confusing but after reading it a few more times, the main points of his argument started to become clear. McLuhan states that with each … Continue reading Option 7