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ERIC Number: ED390293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
English, Media, and Information in the Post-Cox Era.
Hart, Andrew
This paper discusses the Cox Committee for English (England) proposals and suggests some theoretical and practical approaches to teaching about the exchange of information through a media education perspective, especially news reporting. Findings are based on research into approaches to media education presented in a series of broadcast radio programs for teachers in England. All newspapers have a common interest in protecting their position or editorial stance in the market; journalists learn quickly to adapt their work to the requirements of their newspaper. Technical features and conventions of specific media define their typical styles of presentation, although survival depends upon how effectively they can communicate with readers. The distortion of society's information base offers a threat that is recognized by Cox. It is suggested that media education by English teachers is a crucial element in providing strategic defenses against this distortion by enlarging pupils' critical understanding of how messages are generated, conveyed, and interpreted in different media. (Contains nine references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A