Question sheet on the 3 videos.  Just jot down some observations for discussion.

 

a)   5 video by GE. (Paid for by GE.)                       

What is the thesis statement of this video?

 

Who is the target audience for this video?

 

If this is all you knew about this topic, what might you conclude?

 

Do you trust this information?  Why or why not?  Speak not only to who produced it, but who is in it, production value, music, etc.

 

b)   5 overview of Hudson River dredging -- also a promo for Duke U. Video here.  (Paid for by Duke School of the Environment.)

What is the thesis statement of this video?

 

Who is the target audience for this video?

 

What new information did you get after watching this video?

What questions now occur to you? 

 

Do you trust this information?  Why or why not?  Speak not only to who produced it, but who is in it, production value, music, etc.

Is there any conflict between the first video and this one?

 

c)  Video made by the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson:  Cleaner Hudson Video of the history and the failures of GE and EPA, including current state of things. You can stop at the 6 minute 15 second mark.             

What is the thesis statement of this video?

 

Who is the target audience for this video?

 

What new information did you get after watching this video?

 

Do you trust this information?  Why or why not?  Speak not only to who produced it, but who is in it, production value, music, etc.

What new questions now occur to you?

 

Is there any conflict between the first video and this one?   ... the second video and this one?