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JOMC 50
Course Schedule, Readings, Lectures

Date Read before class (required) Recommended Reading & Additional Resources**
Jan 12
New Media and Society
Bucy Sections:
- 1.1: The Roots of Revolution
- 1.2: Beyond the Information Revolution
- 1.3: Harmonic Convergence
Reading:
- Seven Dimensions of Information Literacy
Web Sites:
- New Media
Jan 14
New Media and Society
Bucy Sections:
- 2.2: Medium Theory
- 2.3: Uses of Mass Media
- 2.4: Mass Communication and Parasocial Interaction
 
Jan 19
No Class
   
Jan 21
Diffusion of New Media
Bucy Sections:
- 2.1: Principles of Mediamorphosis
Reading:
- From ARPANET to WWW
Jan 26
Class Canceled
   
Jan 28
Online Journalism
Bucy Sections:
- 3.1 Online or Not
- 3.2 Net Gain
- 3.3 Slate vs. Salon
- 3.4 It's time to Turn the Last Page
Web Sites:
- Saddam Captured: Online Coverage
- Online Journalism.com
- Poynter Institute
- Cyber Journalist.net
Feb 2
New Media and Public
Bucy Sections:
- 12.1 Birth of a Digital Nation
- 12.2 A Candidate
- 12.3 Disinformocracy
- 12.4 Universal Access
 
Feb 4
New Media and Public
Bucy Sections:
- 13.1 Mind the Gap
- 13.2 Computer Haves and Have-Nots
- 13.4 Tech Savy
 
Feb 9
Principles of Web design
There are no required readings from the textbook, but please go through the recommended Website before coming to class so that the lecture will be more useful and meaningful. Matt Carroll's Web Site
Feb 11
HCI vs. CMC
No required readings  
Feb 16
Virtual Communities
There are no required readings from the textbook, but please go through the recommended Website before coming to class so that the lecture will be more useful and meaningful. Paul Jone's Lecture
Feb 18
New Media and Social Roles
Bucy Sections:
- 8.1 Love, Honor, Cherish
- 8.2 Identity Crisis
- 8.4 Cyberpunk
- 9.1 Prest-0!
- 9.2 No Chores
- 9.3 Talk, Type, Read
- 9.4 You call this progress?
 
Feb 23
Exam 1 Review
No required readings - Exam 1 Study Guide
Feb 25
EXAM 1
No required readings  
March 1
Web Logs
No required readings  
March 3
New Media & Entertainment
Bucy Sections:
- 4.1 The World Streaming
- 4.2 Radio Squeezes
- 4.3 Television's New
- 4.4 HDTV
- 4.5 1999: The Year
 
Help Session - Wed March 3 - 5 to 7:30 pm - CA 141 & 142
March 8 & 10
Spring Break
   
March 15
Online Advertising & E-commerce
Bucy sections:
- 6.1 Is Advertising Finally Dead
- 6.2 Bye-Bye
- 6.4 Spin Sisters
 
March 17
Online Advertising & E-commerce
Bucy Sections:
- 10.2 The Productivity Puzzle
- 10.3 Computer Age Gains
 
March 22
Online Games
Bucy Section:
- 8.3 I Don't Know Who You Are
 
March 24
Internet and Ethical Issues
Bucy Sections:
- 14.1 Who Will Own
- 14.2 The Next Economy
- 14.3 Copyright Questions
- 15.1 In Defense Of
- 15.2 Privacy and New Tech
- 15.3 The Challenge Of
 
March 29
Technology and Health
No required readings Some Excellent Health References
March 31
Negative Effects of New Media
Bucy Sections:
- 11.1 Further Explorations
- 11.2 The First Law
- 11.4 Researchers Find Sad
- 16.1 Notes From the Virus
- 16.2 Hunting the Hackers
- 16.3 Organized Exploitation
 
April 5
Guest Lecture
No required readings  
April 7
The Future of New Media
No required readings  
April 12
No Class - Reading Day
No required readings  
April 14
Wrap-up & Review
No required readings  
April 19
Exam Review
No required readings Exam 2 Study Guide
Practice Exam 2
April 21
EXAM 2
No required readings  

**Recommended & Ad ditional Readings are not required and will not be covered on the exam, yet they are considered to be very useful resources and students are encouraged to consult them.