What topic most interests you?
There Be Pirates!: piracy past and present
Focus: Contrasting methods of reporting news of Piracy from 1790 to present day. See the movie trailer for "Captain Phillips", the dramatization of ship capture and hostage taking by Somali pirates in 2009.
Several Shades of Gray: A Different Kind of Research
Focus: Somewhere between an idea and a polished publication is the gray area of "science right now" reports. Explore the sources of Gray Literature and bump up your expectations of research sources.
Make Joseph Kony Famous
Focus: Lords Resistance Army and Joseph Kony
Focus: Time Magazine's 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester and past American protest movements.
Focus: Major legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage, domestic partners, and civil unions.
Famine in Historic Context
Focus: Locating primary documents that report on famine, food security, and humanitarian aid. No snacks will be provided for this workshop.
Teatotalers and Bootleggers: the 100 year path to the 18th/21st Amendments
Focus: Primary resources documenting the Temperance Movement, the passage of Prohibition and its repeal.
Looking for Lucretia, Elizabeth, and Susan B.
Focus: Searching for women who put the "Rage" in suffrage!
Focus: 1) Iowa City 21-only ordinance 2) underage drinking on campuses nationwide
The Life and Times of Khaddafi
Focus: Foreign media coverage of Libyan leader, Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, for past and present events.
Environmental Tragedies: Human-Made Disasters
Focus: Find investigative reports and news accounts of events in the aftermath of human-made disasters. The list is long, but here are a few:
- Dust Bowl (1930-40)
- Love Canal (1978)
- Bhopal Gas Leak (1984)
- Exxon Valdez (1989)
Violence and Mass Media
Focus: Media Violence and Public Policy