What follows is a list of your reading assignments for the entire semester. There are links to each article in PDF form. There should be no more than 20 pages of reading per week. Let me know if any of the links are broken. The date’s indicated are when we will be discussing the readings in class.
Read for Friday, Sept. 9: The iPod Has Changed the Way We Respond to the Wall of Sound by Nikil Saval and The MP3: A History of Innovation and Betrayal by Jacob Ganz and Joel Rose.
Read for Friday, Sept. 23: No reading assignments; no class.
Read for Friday, Oct. 7: Looking for Somone: Sex, Love, and Lonelieness on the Internet by Nick Paumgarten and Finding the Love Connection on Television: What are the Messages About Dating? by Carol Morgan Bennett.
Read for Friday, Oct. 14: A Woman’s Place: Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture? by Ken Auletta and Sex, Lies and Video: The War on Girls by Joan Morgan.
Read for Friday, Oct. 21: Coke, Hookers, Hospital, Repeat: A Profile of Charlie Sheen by Amy Wallace and The Rude Warrior: A Profile of Mel Gibson by Peter Biskind.
Read for Friday, Nov. 25: No reading assignments; no class.
Read for Friday, Dec. 16: No reading assignments; last day of class.