YouTube Group Assignment
50 Points: Group presentation on Wednesday, March 7
50 Points: One- to two-page reflection and evaluation due via e-mail before Monday, March 12.
This assignment is designed for us as a class to answer two questions. First, what is the state of the field of YouTube? Second, how is YouTube affecting perceptions of race in the US?
During the week of March 5 you will work with about four of your classmates to prepare a 10 to 15-minute presentation about a YouTube channel of your choice that is pertinent to issues that we have raised in this class. Your group will do the presentation for the whole class Wednesday, March 7.
Here are the steps for completing this assignment:
Here is a list of topics you might discuss:
To discuss these topics you should select a sample (one or a few) of the videos to screen for the class, and then situate the videos within the video-makers' work and within broader fields (such as genre and the medium of YouTube itself).
Here are some suggestions for channels: