News Literacy

Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom

by Paul Mihailidis (Volume editor)
©2012 Textbook XIV, 211 Pages


News Literacy gathers leading scholars, educators, and media makers to explore new approaches to thinking about, examining, and evaluating news media and civic engagement around these fundamental questions: What are the most pressing issues in news, media, and culture in a converged, digital, and global media age? What are the best educational practices to foster media literate understanding, engagement, and expression across borders, across cultures, and across divides? The book will prepare future media practitioners (and citizens) to embrace new media environments that can simultaneously empower their craft and their civic voice. This means teaching not only about the various ways new technologies are used and to what end, but also how these tools can enable better engagement with audiences, more dialog with communities, and a more nuanced understanding of how information is processed through new media platforms. Such an approach can empower a more active, collaborative, and empowered information landscape for the digital age.


XIV, 211
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
education media news information media literacy citizenship global
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XIV, 211 pp., num. ill. and tables

Biographical notes

Paul Mihailidis (Volume editor)

Paul Mihailidis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College, where he focuses his work and teaching on media literacy, community, and civic voice. He publishes widely in media literacy and civic engagement, and is co-author of the forthcoming Media Literacy Learning Commons (2013). Mihailidis is the Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, and sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).


Title: News Literacy