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Cherow-O'Leary, Renee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
This essay is a personal reflection on the implementation of "Creating Critical Viewers," a national media literacy program sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), an industry association, in 1995. The television industry's decision to develop a media literacy curriculum in the 1990s was a powerful…
Descriptors: Essays, Media Literacy, Curriculum Development, Critical Viewing
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Gibbons, Damiana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
This critical, theoretical paper conceptualizes what determines an ethics for youth media production. Through discussions of media literacy, identity, and multimodality, I attempt to shift the question away from "What are the ethical ways in which youth use media?" toward the question "What are the ethics we have created as media literacy…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Ethics, Literacy, Youth
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DaCosta, Kneia Octavia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
School program evaluation researchers face a set of overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field: For the sake of "the data" and in quest of "the truth," am I a shrewd researcher before all else? For the sake of community-building and establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Occupational Information, School Community Relationship
Thevenin, Benjamin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Despite the efforts made by the media literacy movement in the U.S. to institute media education as a means of addressing social issues, there still exists the potential for a more politically empowering media literacy education. While media literacy scholars and practitioners' avoidance of adopting particular political or social agendas is…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Philosophy, Politics, Social Change
Hagood, Margaret – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
In 2005, the author and several colleagues were awarded a five-year grant to create the Center of Excellence for the Advancement of New Literacies in Middle Grades at the College of Charleston. From 2006-2011, they have worked collaboratively with over 200 middle school teachers in underperforming local schools to assist them in stimulating their…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Mass Media Use, Multiple Literacies
Torrent, Jordi – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Media Literacy Education has definitely come a long way. The author remembers mentioning Media Literacy at a Prix Jeunesse presentation in New York City in the early-mid 1990s-- all the participants looked at him as a weirdo and politely ignored his comment on the necessity for TV producers to include or at least reflect upon media…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Role
Daunic, Rhys – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
When the author started working with teachers and students on classroom multimedia productions a little over 10 years ago, he had not yet encountered the term "media literacy", nor did he realize he had joined a long standing international movement of media literacy educators. Serendipitous exposure to "old-media" texts by Neil Postman and Noam…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Video Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Editing
Fry, Katherine G. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
An important challenge for media literacy education in the next decade will be to cultivate a commanding voice in the cultural conversation about new and emerging communication media. To really have a stake in the social, economic and educational developments that emerge around new digital media in the U.S. and globally, media literacy educators…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Science and Society, Futures (of Society), Technological Advancement