Monthly Archives: October 2012

Some links on coverage of Superstorm Sandy

You’ve been following what happened on the East Coast as a result of the storm labeled “Superstorm Sandy.” What do you think of the media coverage of the storm and the amount and detail in the coverage? Come to think … Continue reading

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Global Prosperity Index

As we start to discuss media in regions of the world, take a look at the global prosperity index from the Legatum Institute.  You can compare countries’ rankings in economy, education, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, health, personal freedom, safety and … Continue reading

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Extra credit opportunities

As discussed in class earlier, you will be offered a few opportunities to improve your grades in this class if you need the extra credit to pull your grade up. You can attempt both the assignments mentioned below, each of … Continue reading

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Ikea Goof

Swedish (and international) furniture company Ikea has apologized for its cultural goof. What did it do? It airbrushed women out of the pictures in its Saudi Arabian catalog. What does this illustrate from our class discussions of culture? What does … Continue reading

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When jokes don’t translate…

As an illustration of the complexity of jokes across cultures, Jim has provided this link:

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