Blog post 7: Watching The Daily Show

This week’s reading is Xenos and Becker (2009). Read the article before you start on the activity. To understand this thoroughly, please scan Baum (2003), looking for the ideas that Xenos and Becker use in their article.

Your activity: Watch two complete episodes of The Daily Show that aired during the past 10 days. Afterward, go to Google News and browse for at least 15 minutes. Follow any links that  interest you. Make notes about exactly what you are thinking about the headlines and stories as you browse and follow links.

Your deadline for posting is Monday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

SLUG: The TITLE of your blog post this week must include the words “Political Knowledge.” You should use additional words to make a sensible title.

Content of the post: Based on your personal experience with the activity (above), are you similar to or different from the majority of Xenos and Becker’s respondents? Provide details to support your argument. IMPORTANT: Make it clear in your post that you understand Baum’s (2003) ideas.

If you need any clarification about this assignment, please make a comment on this post. I will answer it here.


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