Media literacy

Op-Ed: Idaho Needs Media Literacy To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation

As Idaho recently announced crisis care standards for hospitals across the state, we are seeing firsthand the effects of myths, misunderstandings and misinformation about COVID-19. In today’s media environment, Idahoans are bombarded from all quarters with conflicting claims about COVID-19,…

Engstrom UK studies Marvel’s “Avengers” in Media Literacy Book

In this compelling analysis, Engstrom and his co-author Ralph Beliveau, of the University of Oklahoma, compare case studies from movies and TV shows that actively challenge societal stereotypes – or, in the words of from Engstrom, the “counter-hegemonic” media. “Hegemony”…

CI’s Engstrom Studies Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ in New Media Literacy Book

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 29, 2021) – How do Hollywood clichés perpetuate the status quo? Erika Engstrom, media content expert and director of the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, explores this…

EU-Western Balkans Conference on Media Literacy in Skopje on September 27

SKOPJE – The European Union delegation to North Macedonia and the Macedonian Media Institute are organizing the EU-Western Balkans regional conference on media literacy “Building resilience against disinformation” on Monday 27 September. The conference will be opened by the President…

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification Academy

Now more than ever, educators need support in digital media literacy skills, both in remote and traditional classroom settings. Ohio Ed Techs join KQED to share PBS Media Literacy Educator certification with educators in this series of professional learning courses….

Illinois becomes first state to require media literacy classes for high school students

Amid a new era of widespread disinformation about elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccines, some states are backing down: Illinois recently passed a law requiring high schools to teach media literacy. While many schools across the state and country teach…

OUR VIEWPOINT: In controversial times, media literacy is crucial | Editorial

The media landscape has changed dramatically so far in the 21st century. We can access information in ways we never imagined until just 20 years ago. It was enough of a challenge for those who found it difficult to get…

Illinois High School Media Literacy Required | New

Approved on July 9 by Governor JB Pritzker, House Bill 234 will require all public high schools in Illinois to include media education in their curriculum during the 2022-2023 school year. With this bill, Illinois becomes the first state to…

New textbook aims to teach media literacy skills

A manual launched last month by the Out of The Box Media (OOTB) literacy initiative aims to help teachers educate young people about media literacy in time for the 2022 election. Photo courtesy of the OOTB Literacy Initiative MANILA –…

You think you know more than you do – Grady Newsource

Essentially, all media today is digital. Therefore, when we talk about digital media education, we really mean media education. If you haven’t developed a strong sense of digital media literacy, you are certainly more likely to fall into misinformation. In…