GRADUATE SCHOOL M230 (Overbooked). Orientation. Media Ethics and Legal Standards. OVERBOOKED.
GRADUATE SCHOOL M230 Legal Standards and Ethics. Orientation.
Media 230. Overbooked. Media Ethics and Legal Standards marichulambino 2020
The course description is as follows: Ethical practices and legal standards in the free media (Media Ethics and Media Law)
The course objectives are as follows: After completing the course, class members should be able to:
1.Identify and analyze contemporary legal issues and issues of ethics in the mass media.
2.Recognize and problematize recent legal issues and issues of ethics in social media management and in user behavior;
3.Examine media ownership in the Philippines and how this affects media content;
4.THE SOCIAL MEDIA SUPREMACY: Assess how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, IG, and other social media platforms have become the main source of information, and the implications of this phenomenon on media literacy and the rise to power of “iconoclasts” or so-called “populists”
5.Study, propose, and recommend changes in laws, media codes of ethics, and social media standards to address legal issues and ethical dilemmas in the mass media and in social media management and user behavior
The assignment for this week is as follows:
I.MASS MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT; THE SOCIAL MEDIA SUPREMACY
A.Constitutional requisites of media ownership and management (presentation c/o marichulambino)
“Media Ownership Monitor”
B.“Duopoly rule in Philippine media” by Media Ownership Monitor of Reporters without Borders at:
C.Report on the Spectre of the Closure of ABS -CBN
D.Media Ownership and the Social Media Supremacy
Please submit your avatar and public profile electronically, with deadline on Saturday Jan. 25 at 5pm.
Those who fail to submit their profile and avatar will be asked to complete the requirement before taking a seat in class.
This is a public site and you are advised not to use your full names in order to avoid invasion of your privacy: PLEASE USE YOUR NICKNAMES ONLY, OR PSEUDONYMS, OR PET NAMES .
In order to have an organized flow of class discussion: Everyone is required to attend the orientation meeting next week. Experience shows that those who fail to attend the orientation fail to be aware of the requirements and class policies, fail to get their topics for reporting (for 30 points) and end up DISRUPTING THE CLASS with noisy cellphones, noisy inquiries, and abrupt behavior in trying to get out of the classroom to comply with the requirements.
Class members will always be held responsible for whatever they miss as a consequence of their being late or absent, and are requested not to harangue the handling faculty to be given special treatment by way of a “personalized briefing”, or updates, or to get topics.
The class record and class scorecards of this class are electronic (with one print copy as final backup).
My avatar and public profile are in this site, in the “About” widget at the left-hand corner below the header of this page, and in the seventh widget in the righthand-side (widgets column) of the page.
HOW TO POST YOUR AVATAR AND PUBLIC PROFILE: Pls submit electronically your avatar and public profile by embedding them or linking them in this site, in this post, in the comments section. You may use the computers in the department, or the computers in the classrooms, or the free and public computers in the corridors and lobby, or the free and public computers in the library, or your own devices (the college has a free, public wifi). You may take a seat in class ONLY AFTER having posted your avatar and public profile.
The avatar is your digital public photo. For this class, do not submit an image of a cartoon character or a computer-generated image unless you want to be considered a winged creature in class. Do not submit a microscopic, dot-size photo unless you want a dot score for all the requirements. Pls make your avatar at least the usual 1” x 1”. Thank you.
The public profile is the public description of yourself, the profile that you use in your public sites. Use your nicknames only, do not submit your full names in this site.
Pls include the following in your “description”:
2.your favorite book or novel of all time (and state why);
3.your favorite film of all time (and state why);
4.your favorite media practitioner of all time (any medium: newspaper, broadcast, multimedia, film, social media, etc), (and state why);
5.your favorite song/ music/ band/ songwriter of all time (and state why);
6.Your favorite internet site (specify the name of the site and give its description: do not just state a generic platform “FB” or “Youtube”)
7.your favorite meal of all time (and state why).
8.”hobbies”, if any (optional).
Those who do not have these will be asked to show or perform their own original composition in class as a description of themselves.
There are several ways of producing your public profile:
1.Thru your own public site (thru free sites such as FB, Twitter, tumblr, wordpress, blogspot, etc)
2.or thru Gravatar (a free app/site),
3.or thru about.com (another free site/app)
(note that all sites collect your information: Do not post any personal information that has digits/numbers or real names.)
Gravatar and about.com are apps that automatically show your avatar anywhere you post in the net, and are useful when posting your media monitor requirements in the course of the semester.
There are two ways of submitting them in the comments section of this post: 1.By embedding, as in-line text; or 2.by linking the url of your own site (pasting the url of your site in the comments section). Simply click the comments box at the end of this post, then type: you may embed your public profile and avatar, or paste the link to your site where your public profile and avatar appear.
FINALLY: If you are a recluse, or have zero presence in the internet, you may submit all these requirements to the department assistant. You will need to FOLLOW UP the department assistant to submit it to the handling faculty – the disadvantage of this procedure is — as experience shows – this takes more administrative steps; any delay will be counted against the student for failure to follow up efficiently.
A one-pager confidential directory will be routed manually (print) in class next week where the student will be asked to write their email address and “name of person to contact in case of emergency” and that person’s contact info. This document is confidential and no one is allowed to borrow or to photocopy it.
Those who fail to submit an avatar and public profile will not be allotted an electronic classcard and will not appear in the electronic class record. Those who are not allotted a classcard and do not appear in the class record will be considered a fictitious character. Their grade will be posted by Dayang Buhang when she goes on recess from chasing Bulusan.