Media literacy

We should teach media culture in elementary school

A typical news session these days begins when we log into our favorite social media website in the morning to catch up on what we missed in our sleep. We quickly pass memes of high school friends or extended family,…

Media literacy: what are the challenges and how can we move towards a solution?

As governments seek to tackle various issues in the digital age, media literacy (or digital) is often cited as the solution, in part because it is much less controversial than attempting to regulate the internet. LSE professor Sonia Livingstone, chair…

Media Literacy – Everyone’s Favorite Solution to Regulatory Problems

Media literacy is often cited as the solution – but what problem? In this new blog post for the Media Policy Project, Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE and Chair of the LSE’s Truth, Trust, and Technology Commission,…

What is media literacy and why is it important?

lowers the intelligence of consumers, encourages them to broaden their level of thinking and refuse to accept questionable content. Understanding why a business markets pink pens to girls and what that means for society requires students to take a mental…