Good luck to all on the exam. see you tomorrow at the tutorials. The 1130 Tutorial has been extended. Starting at 1045 in teh Shum Reading Room Eliot Hall.
The due date for the final paper has been extended slightly. E-mail term papers to me at email@example.com
by Midnight 10 December 2011.
The final summary powerpoint is posted below for your information.
thank you for your attention.
In order to accomodate the large number of students who must give their
oral presentation on Tuesday November 29th, I have had to switch class rooms
and change the schedule of tutorials for the ORALS.
We will have to START EARLY and use the JMSC SHUM READING ROOM next to the
Digital Media Lab in Eliot Hall.
We will start at 1045 am Tuesday (instead of 1130) We will continue until the following orals are completed.
> 1. Xu Jing li
> 2. Soni Shirin
> 3. Lee Yan AKA Leanne
> 4. Nicky Ng TC
> 5. Lydia Hon Sze Yin
> 6. Bernice Tsang Hoi Yan
> 7. Douglan Tse
> 8. Ruth Spaeth
> 9. Eunice Kwok
> 10. Lau Nga Man
> Each student will be limited to a ten minute presentation.
> If we are not complete by 1300, students will have to come back at 1500.
> The following students will do their orals in the original class room at 1500
> or 3 pm.
> 1. Stephanie Su Ming-chin
> 2. Hayley Fong Hui Yi
> 3. Fiona Ng Wing Yan
> 4. Zoey Fan Wo Shan
> Thanks to the 9 students who completed their orals with Chris Dobson in past weeks.
All questions will be drawn from the Monday lectures – either Jim’s or the guests.
Most answers can be found on this weblog.
Here are a some sample questions – clearly not all will be asked – but you should take away from this course an understanding of the following:
The origins of television news: what came first… where most of the ideas of TV and TV news were born?
Who was Guglielmo Marconi and what was his contribution to broadcasting.
Who was Edward R Murrow. Name some contributions to early broadcasting
What contribution did John Reith make to early broadcasting and what missions did he lay down for the broadcast industry
Television news when it first appeared in the days after WW 2 was resisted by three powerful institutions. What were they.
What was Ted Turner’s contribution to TV News
What war came to be known as the ‘living room war’ and why.
Who is Who is Liu Changle 劉長樂 and what was his contribution to television.
Review the following videos shown in class
war – afghanistan
Be prepared to answer these questions
Discuss some of the influences Phoenix TV had on the development after the year 2000 on Chinese state television.
In the film about war coverage in Afghanistan 2001, explain why local Hong Kong ATV news director Peter Kwan says that Hong Kong reporters are not prepared for war.
What skills did guest lecturer Kristie Lu Stout say were crucial to working in TV today.
Who is Ai Wei Wei. Analyze why he was a major story in international television this year.
From Tara Joseph’s lecture – what is ‘double eyeing’ copy
What is a ‘golden sound bite’
What is a VJ?
War: In what ways has the reporting of war and conflict on TV changed in the past 50 years. What is the broader implication of that change in coverage?
From the Bloomberg lecture
Why and in what ways has television business news changed over the past ten years.
What was ‘Harvest of Shame’ Why was it important in television history
In the Columbia Journalism Review, Elizabeth Jensen argues that American Public Television and its 356 TV stations are letting down viewers by sacrificing probing news programming in favor of ‘safe TV shows that do not alienate viewers.’ What economic reasons make this statement likely true.
Who is Charles Zhang. [ 张朝阳 Zhāng Cháoyáng] What was his contribution to social media and communications on the Chinese mainland.
The Economist of April 9 2011 notes that news paper and television viewers are getting older. Young people are not gravitating to these forms of media especially in Europe and North America.
TV News viewers in the UK and the US are on average above age 50.
Why is this a problem for the traditional model of US and UK COMMERCIAL television.
thanks and good luck
Congratulations to the following students all of whom have completed their Tuesday tutorial oral research paper presentations.
Special congrats to Jenny Shin Gee Hee and Rainbow Liu Ching Hung who went first
Samantha Vaughn -
Joshua Tan Soo Tjan
Amy Law Yuen Ting – amy
Hillary Kong Hoy Ching -
All did excellent work. Chris says all ‘orals’ were B or B plus work. No ‘A’s yet but there is time to reach that level of work through the final exam and the written paper.
we have reached the last week of JMSC 0046. We will be posting over the next two days information about your final projects and your final research papers.
For weekend study – we shall also be posting helpful reviews so that you may prepare for the Monday final exam.
We will start the final exam at 0900 hours and it should not take more than one hour to complete. It will consist of short essays and short answer questions drawn from the lectures. You can use this weblog as a study tool.
Please review powerpoints and suggested readings on this website. More tips to be published shortly.
please see attached lecture notes from recent Monday morning classes
Kristie Lu Stout on TV and Social networking and Chris Dobson from Public broadcasting
below we are adding the powerpoint from guest lecturer Tara Joseph from Reuters
We are nearing the end of the semester. I wish to thank Ying Chan, Chris Dobson, Andrew Swift, and numerous guest lecturers for providing you good materials from which to learn about television in my unexpected absence.
I will be posting here some notes so that you can review for the final exam on Monday November 28th. All information relevant to the ‘final’ will be found on this weblog. It is also important of course that you also review your lecture notes.
This week the Monday lecture will feature Ms Tara Joseph, Executive Producer, Asia, Reuters Insider, as guest in an industry talk.
Ms Joseph, will discuss the different types of video/TV produced at Reuters, the operations of Reuters bureaus around the world, the variety of TV products ranging from agency footage, to voiced videos, to financial video and how they fit into the wider world of Reuters journalism.
About the speaker:
A Reuters journalist with more than 15 years financial reporting experience, Tara Joseph currently leads the financial multimedia unit, Reuters Insider in Asia.
Tara has more than 7 years experience reporting and presenting for TV in Asia, including daily shows for BBC World and China’s CCTV. She has moderated numerous webcasts and panel events including shows hosted at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was previously the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London.
Tara is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, and Smith College in the United States. She serves on the Board of Governors and professional committee for the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Hong Kong
845 T 3 this week’s guest lecturer to be introduced by Chris Dobson, organized by Jim Laurie. Note REQUIRED READINGS BELOW:
Surfing on a Rocket: Reporting China’s Internet boom
New media perspectives on China with CNN Anchor/Correspondent Kristie Lu Stout
With half a billion Internet users, China’s online community is the world’s largest — that fact is well known. But it’s also incredibly vibrant, filled with active netizens and entrepreneurs who are pushing the boundaries of control and developing new ways of interacting online. CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout has stayed on the pulse of the Internet in China for over a decade — interviewing a wide array of newsmakers including Sina CEO Charles Chao and wired activist/artist Ai Weiwei. She has also worked in the industry as an early employee at Beijing’s Sohu.com in the 1990s. Ms. Stout will offer her unique perspective on the online experience in China, and how journalists can best report China’s Internet culture.
Kristie Lu Stout
Based out of CNN’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong, Kristie Lu Stout is an award-winning anchor/correspondent for CNN International. She has reported on the world’s major new stories and the people behind those stories for over a decade. She has interviewed figures in a wide range of current events including Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and global pop superstar Lady Gaga. Ms. Stout holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Stanford University, and studied advanced Mandarin Chinese at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.
Where an Internet Joke is Not Just a Joke: NYTimes
Three Reasons the Government is not Likely to Shut Down Sina Weibo: Digicha
China Internet Flashback: Working with a Future Internet Tycoon: CNN
REMINDER THAT ON MONDAY THE HEAD OF BLOOMBERG ASIA WILL LECTURE THE CLASS.
Essay questions will be developed from this lecture and will appear on the final examination.
The head of business and financial news teaching at JMSC, Mr. Jeffrey Timmermans will host the event in my absence.
He will lead questioning. Andrew Swift will assist.
Mr PARAMESHWARAN RAVINDRANATHAN heads all of Asia’s operations for Bloomberg Television. ‘Parry’ earlier served in senior positions at Al Jazeera English and in Indian business television in Mumbai.
Areas to be covered in Mr Ravindranathan’s talk include:
1) Bloomberg’s business
2) Bloomberg TV’s approach to business news – TV
3) The competitive landscape for business news.
4) Future of business TV news – , Digital
Bloomberg just launched a TV app on ipad called BTV+…the first of its kind
Students should come armed with questions and be familiar with Bloomberg News,
Bloomberg TV, and CNBC.