ERIC Number: ED392718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Images of Conflict: Learning from Media Coverage of the Persian Gulf War. A Media Literacy Workshop Kit.
Osborn, Barbara; Davis, J. Francis
This workshop kit consists of: (1) 30-page "Leaders Guide and Handout Masters"; (2) 12-minute videotape, "Lines in the Sand"; (3) special 24-page issue of the journal "Media & Values" on the theme "The Media: in War and Peace"; and (4) an 8-page booklet on the basics of media literacy, "From Awareness to Action: Media Literacy for the '90s." The kit is designed for a two-part study of the role of media in society by using the coverage of the Persian Gulf War as a case study. By using background materials, specialized exercises, action suggestions, and analytical frameworks, this kit provides the tools viewers need to understand the media's continuing role in society and explore implications of that role for the citizen. The two sessions focus on: (1) "The Right to Know: How the Pentagon Managed the Media"; and (2) "Us Against Them: How the Media Create Enemies." Student materials, handouts, background readings, and follow up materials are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Current Events, Deception, Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Media Research, Multicultural Education, News Media, Press Opinion, Propaganda, Public Opinion, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah Street, Los Angeles, CA 90034 ($34.95 with videotape, $19.95 without videotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Media and Values, Los Angeles, CA.