Research Journal #2: Finding and Exposing “Official Stories”

For this research journal entry, which you should complete by class time on Tuesday, September 14, find an example of an “official story” somewhere online. This could be on a corporate website (similar to the Shoal Creek Golf Club site), a news site, a fan site, or even Wikipedia.

In your journal entry, do the following:

  1. Name and link to the site you’re looking at.
  2. Very briefly, explain what “official story” is presented on the site. (2-3 sentences)
  3. Then highlight what counter-story or unofficial story is missing from the site. (2-3 sentences)

About Professor Sample

Mark Sample is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University, where he researches and teaches contemporary and experimental literature, electronic literature, graphic novels, and videogames.