Week 8: Food Media Are Owned

Wed 25 Oct

The Possibilities & Pitfalls of Industry-Sponsored Research

  • Quiz #8 [Canvas]
  • “Myths, Presumptions, and Fact About Obesity” The New England Journal of Medicine 
  • Key Questions
    • Who authored/published/sponsored this?
    • Is this fact, opinion, or something else?
    • How credible is this? How do you know?
    • What are the sources of data/information/assertions?
    • Can I trust this source to tell me the truth about this topic?

Fri 27 Oct

Mapping the Globalization of American Fast Food

  • Government Regulation versus Industry Self-Regulation
  • Individual Responsibility versus Corporate Accountability
  • Mass Media Messages versus Audience Reception/Resistance
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