CMU 200 Winter 2000

Questions to think about while doing the Week 2 readings on media ownership and the motion picture industry. We won't be collecting your answers: but we will be discussing some of these questions in section next week.

For week 2, there are two readings by Bagdikian. One is in the book (Iyengar, pp. 66-76), and the other is in the reading packet. It makes sense to read both of these together, since some of the topics discussed are similar.

Bagdikian: The U.S. Media. Supermarket or Assembly Line? (Book) / "The Endless Chain" (Reading packet)

Greenfield, "The Business of Television News" (Book, pp. 90-98)

Baker: "Murdoch's Mean Machine"

Gomery: "Hollywood's Business"