Archive for ‘Media’

Colbert on Campus interview

by   |  09.12.09  |  Media

A one-hour interview we ran across in class today. Feel free to comment below if you end up watching sections you want to recommend to others (include how many minutes in you find them):

Colbert at Kennedy School of Government

Colbert offers one popular example of the ironic persona seen regularly on his Comedy Central show and at the 2006 White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

The Word: Truthiness – Colbert Report

Ten Commandments – Colbert Report

Colbert at White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Breaking News timeline

by   |  08.22.09  |  Media

If you’ve looked at the schedule for our next several weeks, you’ve seen the first short assignment before you begin reading is to spend a few minutes reviewing the Breaking News timeline. This interactive timeline will introduce you to figures and events in the news during the “long eighteenth century,” roughly 1660-1800 and the golden age of English satire. Taking notes as you read about the different monarchs and religious groups may help you keep the important names and dates straight. Though this isn’t a history class, satire is a contextual art form so some attention now to key dates and figures should help you make connections later.

Breaking News Intro

Once you’ve viewed the Breaking News introductory film, explore the timeline itself on Dipity.

Breaking New timeline

Breaking News transcript