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Write a news blog No. 1 discussing 3 news stories you have learned about this week (300 words). There should be one news story on politics, one - on health, one - on a topic of your choice. In the post describe each news story (50 words per a news story) and explain its importance to you and the society (50 words each). Submit a copy of your blog post on Moodle (1 point) with a link to your post. The blog post should include links to the original news stories.

Graded Discussion: DeMorgan's Laws

A minimum of two posts is required. 
You must give a detailed solution for each part in your first post to get full credit.   It is not enough to just give the final answer.  You must show steps or explain your reasoning.  If it is easier, you can write your solution out on paper, take a picture, and upload it to the discussion as a pdf file.  The pdf file type is the only file type that will be accepted.  
You will be able to see other students' posts once you post your own solution.  Review their responses to determine if they agree with your own. 
For your second post, reply to your own post.  Don't worry!  You will not lose points for an incorrect answer in your first post as long as you post a reply with the correct answer in your second post.  
Complete required posts by the posted deadline.

Part 1: Prepare

In both the Set Theory Module (A.3-7 DeMorgan's Laws for Sets) and the Logic Module (B.2-6 DeMorgan's Laws for Logic), DeMorgan's Laws are discussed. Reread each lesson.
Part 2: First Post
Title your post: Student's DeMorgan's Laws Post

Answer each question:
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  1. [2 pts] State both of DeMorgan's Laws for Sets. Are the results of item 1 consistent with DeMorgan's Laws for Sets? Explain.
  2. [2 pts] State both of DeMorgan's Laws for Logic. Explain, in your own words, how these laws correspond to DeMorgan's Laws for Sets.
    Part 3: Second Post

After you have posted, you will be able to see other student's posts. You may respond to your classmates and/or ask them questions (optional). Review the posts of your classmates, then post a reply to your own post stating whether or not you would like to add, change, or clarify anything in your original post. [2 pts]

Probability Question Example
The following question is a probability question for tossing a fair coin presented in Pearson My STATLAB statistics. Note that probability concepts are the building blocks for any introductory statistics course. To solve the problem, one would have to write down the possible outcomes, and associate each outcome with some probabilities.
Two fair coins are tossed​ (say a dime and a​ quarter). The two possible outcomes for a single coin are​ heads, h, and​ tails, t. Give each of the following.
​(a) the sample space
​(b) the probability of heads on the dime
​(c) the probability of heads on the quarter
​(d) the probability of getting both heads
​(e) the probability of getting the same outcome on both coins

Mass Communication

Background: The electronic epoch began with the invention of the telegraph in 1896. This device used radio waves to carry messages in Morse code and this discovery paved the way for broadcast radio, which became increasingly popular in the 1920s. In addition to broadcasting weather and news reports, radio stations often had in-house orchestras and aired live music daily. Families gathered around the radio to listen to evening programs such as Amos N’Andy, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, or President Roosevelt’s fireside chats.
On the 30th of October in 1938, Orson Welles produced, hosted, and acted in the most famous single radio broadcast of all time, an adaptation of H.G. Well’s science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds. Instead of just acting out the novel, he broadcasted it in a news format, which lead people, especially those who missed the opening disclaimer, to believe his account of battles between Martians and the U.S. Army were real. It is believed to have created panic amongst citizens.
Due: Upload on Moodle the completed document by 1/18 @ 9:00am. Be prepared to discuss the broadcast in class.
Directions: Listen to this famous broadcast from the 8-minute mark to the 27-minute mark and thoroughly respond to the following questions. This is a graded assignment.

  1. How would you react if you heard this live in 1938?
  2. What sound effects make this broadcast believable?
  3. In terms of people’s reactions to the broadcast, do you think something like this [mass panic] could happen today (2018-2023)? If yes, why? If no, why not?
  4. How could you, back in 1938, verify the information?
  5. If this broadcasted live, today, how would you verify the information?
  6. How does the technology we have today influence how we receive and react to information? (Be specific.)
  7. State an example of mass panic caused by the media within last 15 years.
    How is this reaction similar to and different from the reaction caused by the War of the Worlds broadcast?

Media Across Generations: Interview Assignment
Assignment objectives:
By completing this assignment, the student will:

  1. understand how various media sources affect intrapersonal, interpersonal, and mass communication –
    in both the past and present.
  2. infer how various media sources may affect communication in the future – in similar and different
    ways than today and in the past.
  3. develop better interviewing skills and techniques
  4. reflect on and synthesize themes, differences and similarities in media and technology use across
    For this assignment, you will interview two people. The first person, whom you will refer to as “Interviewee
    1,” should be someone one generation older than you (a parent or someone of your parents’ generation). The
    second person, whom you will refer to as “Interviewee 2,” should be and someone two generations older than
    you (a grandparent or someone of your grandparents’ generation).
    Your goal is to learn about what media and technology were like when they were growing up. You will ask
    each interviewee the following 8 questions, as well as two additional questions that are relevant to this topic,
    which you come up with on your own.
    Use these 10 questions as a guide, but allow the conversation to unfold naturally and allow your
    interviewees to expand on their answers as they see fit. Feel free to ask them follow up answers to
    gain more information.
    Interview Questions
  5. What type of media did you use the most often when you were growing up?
  6. How did you gain access to media content (movies, music, magazines, books)?
  7. How much choice did you have when accessing media content?
  8. What type of media/technology did you use most frequently to communicate with your friends and
  9. Tell me about one media product (e.g. a movie, book, or song) that you recall having a strong influence
    on you as you were growing up.
  10. How do you feel that the media you grew up with may have influenced your sense of your own culture
    and identity?
  11. How did the stereotypical representations in the media you consumed affect you and your
    understanding of the world?
  12. What kind of access did you have to find out about what was going on in other countries around the
  13. A relevant question of your own interest related to the topic of media/technology:
  14. A relevant question of your own interest related to the topic of media/technology:
    Assignment Submission
    In your submission, provide each interviewee’s answers to these questions (labeling them “Interviewee 1” and
    “Interviewee 2”), and then thoroughly answer the following questions as your own reflection on this
    interview experience:
  15. What was the most interesting, significant, or surprising thing you learned from your interview with
    Interviewee 1? From Interviewee 2?
  16. What are some similarities or differences between the media use of your generation and the media
    use of Interviewee 1’s generation? Of Interviewee 2’s generation?
  17. What are some similarities or differences between the role that media played in people’s
    understanding of their own identity and the world in the past, and today?
  18. In general, would you say that media and technology have had more of a positive influence or negative
    influence in each generation, as well as your own?
  19. What did you learn about how changes in media and technology have influenced the way we
    communicate over time?
  20. What did you learn about how the cultural influence of media has changed over time?
  21. Come up with one or two additional questions that you would ask your interviewees if you could meet
    them again, to follow up on what you learned.
  22. Please provide any other thoughts, lessons learned, or insights that you have had through this
    Format: Please type your paper using 1” margins, size 12 font, and double-space it. Use appropriate headings, as needed.
    Due: Both the interview AND the reflection paper are due by 2/1 @ 9:00am
    Please submit your completed assignment electronically through Moodle.