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Marlatt, Rick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This practitioner article describes the recent implementation of critical media literacy (CML) activities in secondary teacher education at a large university in the Southwestern United States. Preservice teachers in a content area literacy course analyzed a variety of media coverage of events that occurred near their university. Using an…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Samuels, Janíce Tisha – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This exploratory case study examines the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence intervention launched in Chicago in 2017 that used public art and new media creation to engage youth in activism for gun violence prevention. Five African American and Latino youth artists participated in the program; the study focuses on three of the…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Activism, Prevention
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Nelson, Michelle R.; Powell, Rachel; Giray, Cagla; Ferguson, Gail M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Media use has been linked to unhealthy eating, but there is evidence that parent discussion about media and media literacy can inoculate against negative media effects. Therefore, we examined the relationships between mothers' food-focused media literacy and their discussions about media and their adolescents' food-focused media literacy in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Mothers, Adolescents
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Wright, William Terrell – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
With strict no-cell phone policies in classrooms becoming commonplace, national and international electioneering campaigns eroding trust in social media platforms, and content posted years prior affecting students' acceptance into the colleges of their choice, it is little wonder that educators often think twice about bringing participatory…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media
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Geers, Sabine; Boukes, Mark; Moeller, Judith – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Scholars generally agree that there is a gap between lower- and higher-educated citizens on civic competence, which solidifies during adolescence. This two-wave panel study examines how an educational intervention focused on media literacy influences civic competence among lower-educated youth (age 16 to 26). Additionally, the level of civic…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, News Media
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Kohnen, Angela M.; Mertens, Gillian E.; Boehm, Shelby M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This paper describes the strategies 8th graders used to evaluate the credibility of unfamiliar websites after a curricular intervention. Website topics were somewhat contested, and students could navigate the open web in order to assess the credibility of the sites. Findings reveal that students were more likely to leave the presented webpages and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Information Literacy, Technological Literacy, Grade 8
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Liu, Helen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This study investigated adolescents' perception and attitudes towards gender representation in video game covers, and the degree to which these depictions may influence their notions on gender and identification. Seventeen participants ranging from ages 12 and 13 participated in semi-structured interviews to explore this topic. This study's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Video Games
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Morris, Pamela; Sarapin, Susan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Many university instructors (76% of our survey) have a mobile phone policy in their classrooms, due to the distractions of unregulated use. Yet only about half of those who ask students to put down their phones report that these policies are effective. Given that students want to and will use their phones, are instructors taking the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Faculty, Classroom Techniques
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Stanley, Susan L.; Lawson, Chris – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
The goal of this study was to assess whether a short, media literacy intervention could effectively support third- and fourth-graders' abilities to interpret and produce persuasive arguments. The intervention was delivered to students (N = 50) and focused on the knowledge and skills associated with advertising literacy. Students participated in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Advertising, Critical Thinking, Media Literacy
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Turin, Ornat; Friesem, Yonty – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Sixty-nine media scholars from Israel and the Unites States responded to an online questionnaire aimed to identify the boundaries of media literacy. The participants received a list of thirty-two potential titles for a final paper and were asked to rate the relevancy of each topic for an undergraduate media literacy course. While the statistical…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Mertala, Pekka – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This qualitative study demonstrates the kinds of pedagogical pitfalls that are included in simplistic understandings of child-centeredness in the context of media education, an emerging field of early childhood teacher education with only a little empirical research done so far. Course diaries from 15 preservice teachers were analyzed to find…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Early Childhood Education
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McWhorter, Christine – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
During the past few decades, educators, advocates and researchers have developed initiatives to increase news media literacy. Recent surveys indicate that audiences combine agendas from various media to suit their own needs through group discussion. This process is called "agenda melding." Agenda melding includes the "need for…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Metacognition, Locus of Control
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Korona, Matthew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
As an increasing number of teens are engaging in digital environments, they are becoming open to online misinformation often designed to further a variety of agendas. Online misinformation, or "fake news" as it is often referred to in popular culture, permeates all Web 2.0 technologies. Since English Language Arts curriculums often focus…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Language Arts, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Chen, Yvonnes; Porter, Kathleen J.; You, Wen; Estabrooks, Paul; Zoellner, Jamie M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Although excessive sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) intake is linked to numerous adverse health consequences, media literacy interventions rarely address the influences of food and beverage marketing with a specific focus on adults. This randomized controlled trial study investigated (1) whether media literacy education modifies adults' perceptions…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Media Literacy, Food, Marketing
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Moorhouse, Emily; Brooks, Hayley – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon needing sustainable interventions. The article extends findings from media literacy scholars by exploring ways that critical media literacy (CML) pedagogies can be used to teach affirmative consent education for the purposes of violence prevention. The article is not a curriculum blue-print, as the pedagogies…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
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