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Bulger, Monica; Davison, Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering fake news, and a diverse array of stakeholders--from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists--have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs. Media literacy, however, cannot be treated as a panacea. This paper provides a foundation for evaluating…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Definitions
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Friesem, Elizaveta – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Challenges of media and gender literacy classes include the danger of steering students towards "right" interpretations of media texts while simplifying the complex relationship between audiences and media texts. The current paper describes a case study that focused on two high school teachers who were motivated by their protectionist…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Gender Issues, Case Studies, High Schools
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Gretter, Sarah; Yadav, Aman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Despite the numerous benefits of media & information literacy for students in today's digital society, the lack of teacher preparation in teaching media and information literacy skills suggests a gap between the societal rationale for students becoming media literate and the sustainable preparation of teachers. The purpose of this exploratory…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy, Behavior Theories
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Feraria, Paulette J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This paper explores radio play as an alternative space for learning language and literacy for Jamaican students labeled as 'at-risk' learners. Through the creation of a make-believe radio station in the classroom, students developed oral language skills as a necessary precursor for social literacy. They connected reading and writing activities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Radio, Secondary School Students
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Gerodimos, Roman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Young people's engagement with urban public space has been facing a number of obstacles that reflect a lack of understanding of their needs, values and priorities. The emergence of digital devices and social media as integral elements of youth culture adds further urgency to the need to understand how young people themselves visually articulate…
Descriptors: Reflection, Photography, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Van Audenhove, Leo; Mariën, Ilse; Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has gained in importance in policy discussions on media, digital media and the Internet in many countries. How do these policies develop and what can be learned? This case study explores the factors contributing to the successful formulation and implementation of media literacy in Flanders-Belgium. By examining the trajectory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Public Policy, Case Studies
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Bach, Amy J.; Wolfson, Todd; Crowell, Jessica K. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Harnessing scholarship focused on literacy and poverty, in this article we aim to complicate the common understanding of the digital divide. First, we argue that the dominant literature on the digital divide misses broader connections between technological exclusion and broader forms of economic and social exclusion. Accordingly, and following…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Change, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technological Literacy
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Finucane, Margaret O.; Seiter, Linda M.; Gehlert, Nathan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Digital media play an increasingly dominant role in reinforcing and challenging power inequality in social and institutional relationships. This paper describes how a service-learning component engaged students in community-based interactions that not only deepened their understanding of course content but also increased their commitment to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Power Structure
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Bergstrom, Andrea M.; Flynn, Mark; Craig, Clay – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
While many studies have addressed the impact of media literacy interventions on knowledge of specific topic areas, fewer have explored improvements in media literacy skills as outcome measures. This study analyzed the impact of a media literacy intervention on participants' critical thinking skills and understanding of media literacy principles by…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, College Instruction, Critical Literacy, Intervention
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Bhatia, Kiran Vinod – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Articulation of religious guidelines in the political milieu never takes place in a disembodied form; rather politically inscribed religious discourses are embedded within and conveyed through specific institutional channels, including media organizations and education institutions. My experiences of working as a media educator in villages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Eckert, Stine; Metzger-Riftkin, Jade; Nurmis, Joanna – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In 2013-2016 we designed and implemented Wikid Grrls, a 10-week after-school workshop series to teach online skills to middle school girls in U.S. schools. We interviewed and surveyed 80 participants before and after the workshops. Girls' online skills and confidence in them increased measurably for the duration of the workshop series.…
Descriptors: Females, Workshops, After School Programs, Technological Literacy
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Bergan, Daniel; Lee, Heysung – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Increased fear and threat toward terrorism in the current American society is largely due to vivid news coverages, as explained by cultivation theory and mean world syndrome. Media literacy has potential to reduce this perception of fear and threat, such as people high on media literacy will be less likely to be affected by terror news. We focus…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Terrorism, News Reporting, Undergraduate Students
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Corbin, Bethany D.; Colditz, Jason B.; Sidani, Jaime E.; Klatt, Patricia M.; Schaffer, Ted; Primack, Brian A. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy may help medical trainees optimize evidence-based decision-making. Many prescriptions written are not evidence-based, resulting in unnecessary morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to assess feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a media literacy prescribing program. We recruited 30 medical students, 70% of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Medical Education, Medical Students, Evidence Based Practice
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Pearce, Kevin J.; Baran, Stanley – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In the United States, children are exposed to literally hundreds of thousands of television commercials a year and virtually every aspect of kids' lives are replete with commercial messages. The negative effects of this exposure are well documented. Yet, there remains very little regulation or limit on advertising to children beyond that which…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Television Viewing, Advertising, Marketing
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