WEBSITE: This week in class, your “Products” webpage is due. This page should include as much as possible of the following information: What products are placed in the show? What product commercials are shown during the show? What products are advertised in conjunction with the show? What products do the characters sponsor in or outside of the show? Any sponsorships? Why kind of socio-economic lifestyle is this show promoting?
READING: In class, we will discuss four assigned articles. Our discussion leaders have been assigned to the following articles. For our discussion leaders, please try and find a 15 minute clip of your show that can match up with the assigned article. I would like all students to bring a one-page summary of the article you are going to discuss (this does not need to relate to your show). The website Seenon.com may help you in this area.
PRESENTING: I would like all students to be ready to share their “products” page with the class.
We will also be reviewing this Prezi about Reality Television and Product Placement. Feel free to use these video clips within your presentations on the readings.
I have placed you in groups to discuss the readings, show clips of the shows mentioned in the article, and relate your show to the article, if relevant. You should read the article and do some research before class and be ready to present your findings in class. Your group will summarize the article, show clips that the article mentions, and come up with sociological observations about the meanings of these shows. How do the articles relate to advertisement issues? Create discussion questions for the class to answer. Once your group presents, your group leader will show their 15-minute clip of their show. All students should be ready to also present their “products” webpage in addition.
PRESENTER: Julianne Malone
GROUP: Rosemary Himmelmann, Allison Barbini, Aaron Race, Zach Griffiths
READING: Pozner, chapter four: This is Not My Beautiful House! Class Anxiety, Hyperconsumerism, and Mockery of the Poor
- WATCH: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
PRESENTER Brittani Griffin
GROUP: Brian Nellis, Andreanna Dilberto, Matt Decker, Max Ospina,
READING: Pozner 2: Get Comfortable with My Flaw Finder: Women’s Bodies as Women’s Worth, 60-96
Huff: Altered Reality: the Makeover Craze, 67-77 (Bb)
WATCH: What Not to Wear
Presenter Meagan Bowker
GROUP: Jordan, Olivia Betulia, Lakeisha Armstrong, Vanessa Carlone
READING: Huff: Love is in the Air, 107-119
WATCH: Millionaire Matchmaker