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ERIC Number: EJ994669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2167-8715
Framing the Future of Fanfiction: How "The New York Times"' Portrayal of a Youth Media Subculture Influences Beliefs about Media Literacy Education
Berkowitz, Drew Emanuel
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v4 n3 p198-212 2012
This article discusses how online fanfiction communities, their members, and their literacy practices are portrayed within popular and news media discourses. Many media literacy scholars believe these youth media subcultures practice complex and sophisticated forms of "new media" literacy. However, when educators attempt to incorporate these practices into K-12 literacy programs, the public's reactions may be heavily influenced by the media's documented patterns of marginalizing, dismissing, and denouncing youth subcultures. This study employs frame and critical discourse analysis in order to examine how the news media's portrayal of fanfiction shapes and reflects the beliefs of teachers, students, and parents.
National Association for Media Literacy Education. 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Tel: 888-775-2652; e-mail: editor@jmle.org; Web site: http://www.jmle.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York