Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen: Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture
By: Paul Mihailidis (author)Paperback
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Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions of purpose, responsibility and power. Two specific challenges are at the core of this book's argument that media literacy is the path toward more active and robust civic engagement in the 21st century: How can media literacy enable core competencies for value-driven, diverse and robust digital media use? How can media literacy enable a more civic-minded participatory culture? These challenges are great, but they need to be examined in their entirety if media literacy is to begin to address the opportunities they present for democracy, participation and discourse in a digital media age. By presenting information that places media literacy at the center of what it means to be an engaged citizen, educators and policy makers will understand why media literacy must be integrated into formal and informal education systems before it's too late.
Paul Mihailidis is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Emerson College and the director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. His past books include News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (Peter Lang, 2011) and Media Literacy Education in Action (2013). He sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and is co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE)
Contents: The Emerging Civic Landscape - The Emerging Media Literacy Landscape - Digital Media Culture and the Civic Potential of Media Literacy - Young Citizens and Perceptions of Social Media Use - Integrated Information Landscapes - Young Citizens and Perceptions of Social Media's Value - A Disconnect Emerges - Media Literacy Education in Digital Culture: Bridging the Disconnect - The 5A's of Media Literacy: A Normative Model for the Emerging Citizen.
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