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Ashley, Seth; Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Scholars and educators have long hoped that media education is positively related to pro-social goals such as political and civic engagement. With a focus on measuring news media literacy with emphasis on media knowledge, need for cognition and media locus of control, this study surveyed 537 college students and found positive relationships…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Political Attitudes, College Students
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Schmidt, Hans C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Crowded curriculums and restrictive program requirements often mean that comprehensive media literacy education is impractical at the university level, and that media literacy competencies can be addressed only in the form of narrowly focused lessons integrated into existing classes. This study considers the extent to which such limited lessons…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Media Literacy, College Students, Competency Based Education