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Media Literacy in Policy: An Expanding Arena

 

Today, media literacy has been identified as a strategic defense priority in Europe, and the U.S. has also recognized media literacy as a strategic defense priority in its foreign affairs. This is a significant and far-reaching development, because at last, media literacy is seen as both important and as urgent, and significant resources are being deployed to address media literacy and how to expand capacity and outreach for it...
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Analyzing News Worksheet

Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock, Journalism Faculty from California State University Northridge and winner of the 2019 Elizabeth Thoman Service Award given by NAMLE, designed this Worksheet for her news literacy journalism class and tested it with her students.  The Worksheet utilizes CML’s Core Concepts/Key Questions for Deconstruction and provides Guiding Questions related to news and disinformation/misinformation:  a handy way to provide the foundational skills of media literacy while addressing news.  

New Infographic on Key Questions for Media Literacy

This new CML Infographic features CML’s Five Key Questions for Deconstruction – each associated with a Core Concept – to ask when deconstructing media messages, regardless of whether those messages are disseminated on social media, video, billboards or logos. These questions are just a starting point for exploration – but they are a reliable starting point that provide a handy way to collaborate with others and zero in on key concerns for making meaning and understanding. 

New Book and Article Explores Censorship and Appropriateness

Censorship and Appropriateness: A Negotiation Calling for Media Literacy

A new article by CML's Tessa Jolls examines how new community norms, driven through social media,  call for new ways of looking at how student expression should be encouraged and guided on school campuses.  This article was published in: Marketing, Communication, Technology and Innovation in MIL Cities, edited by Drs. Mitsuru Yanaze and Felipe Chibas Ortiz (University of Sao Paulo Press, 2019).  ISBN 9 7885572 052290   This book addresses life in MIL Cities, which are smart cities that integrate social responsibilities and goals of human development with new technologies such as blockchain and AI.  Contact chibas_f@yahoo.es for more information.

Media Literacy Pillars: Deconstruction, Construction and Participation

This new CML Infographic shows the three pillars that media literacy rest upon: Deconstruction, Construction and Participation. With new media, participation is a constant, where reading, writing and sharing and contributing and yes - participating - are all part of the equation, whether through visual, aural, digital or print media. 

Five Key Questions

The Five Core Concepts of media literacy (see http://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/Media%20Literacy%20Concepts.png) inform a process of inquiry that can be applied to any media content – whether you are producing or consuming media messages.  This new CML Infographic features CML’s Five Key Questions for Construction/Production (https://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/5%20Key%20Questions%20For%20Construction.jpg ) – each associated with a Concept – to ask when constructing, or producing, media messages, regardless of whether those messages are disseminated on social media, video, billboards or logos.  These questions are just a starting point for exploration – but they are a reliable starting point that provide a handy way to collaborate with others and zero in on key concerns for effective production.

 

Media Literacy and Media Businesses in the Post- Soviet Baltics: A Strategic Defense Priority

 A new podcast featuring an interview with Guna Spurava, Head of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Chair for the University of Latvia, is featured in the February issue of Connections, which examines the state of media and society in the Baltic States: (link to Issue that has podcast and to transcript of the podcast - both are below)

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