For Wednesday, please read chapter 1 and chapter 8 from the Badke textbook. Your first blog post of at least 100 words is due at the beginning of class. Please remember to come to class prepared with one question about the reading to get our discussion started.
In Chapter 8, Badke describes how to read in the face of a looming research assignment, when a large amount of varied resources all need your attention. For weekly reading assignments (for this course and others!), be sure to read carefully, closely, and slowly.
In chapter 1, Badke gives a broad historical overview of human communication from preliterate times to the present. As you read, pay attention to the range of technologies that have facilitated human communication throughout history. Also consider how the roles of “gatekeepers” have changed. Can you think of examples of gatekeeping? With the tools of publishing and distributing information widely spread, is the role of the gatekeeper more or less important?
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