The Southern Colloquium on Rhetoric with the generous support of SSCA's Southern Forensics Association Division will be hosting a panel discussion at SSCA's conference in Norfolk. The panel will focus on analysis of the media's presentation of the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008.
In order to focus and facilitate the discussion, a limited set of texts has been chosen. Four panelists will make very brief opening statements focusing on some aspect of this set of texts, after which the floor will be open to discussion. Those wishing to participate in the discussion are encouraged to preview the texts. The list is provided below.
The panel is scheduled for 1:30 Friday afternoon, #3402 in the convention program. Mary Stuckey (Georgia State U) will moderate. Panelists are Beth S. Bennett (U Alabama), Barbara Biesecker (U Georgia), James Darsey (Georgia State U), and Pat Gehrke (U South Carolina).
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Text(s) for the SSCA/SCoR Panel “The Week the Markets Crashed? Fell? Froze?”
Primary text: Time (October 13, 2008) cover, cover story, “How They Failed Us” (the Nation section), and the entire business section (3 pieces)
Auxiliary texts: Paul Krugman “Edge of the Abyss,” NYT (Oct 3, 2008) “Moment of Truth,” NYT (Oct 9, 2008)
From “The Daily Show”
Robert Reich (October 16, 2008) Amity Shlaes on “The First Great Depression” (Oct 13, 2008) Wyatt Cenac “Survivalist Investment Tips” (Oct 13, 2008)
From Business Week (October 10, 2008)
For those who would like a simple list of urls to copy and paste into a new document, here it is, in the order listed above:
Primary text: Time (October 13, 2008) cover, cover story, “How They Failed Us” (the Nation section), and the entire business section (3 pieces)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/0,9263,7601081013,00.html
Auxiliary texts: Paul Krugman “Edge of the Abyss,” NYT (Oct 3, 2008)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/opinion/03krugman.html?_r=1 “Moment of Truth,” NYT (Oct 9, 2008) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10krugman.html
From “The Daily Show” Robert Reich (October 16, 2008)
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=188622&title=Robert-Reich Amity Shlaes on “The First Great Depression” (Oct 13, 2008) http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=187617&title=Amity-Shlaes Wyatt Cenac “Survivalist Investment Tips” (Oct 13, 2008) http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=187614&title=survivalist-investment-tips
From Business Week (October 10, 2008)
http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/oct2008/pi2008109_360708.htm?chan=rss_topStories_ssi_5