Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture
How can media literacy enable core competencies for value-driven, diverse and robust digital media use?
How can media literacy enable a more civic-minded participatory culture?
These challenges are great, but they need to be examined in their entirety if media literacy is to begin to address the opportunities they present for democracy, participation and discourse in a digital media age. By presenting information that places media literacy at the center of what it means to be an engaged citizen, educators and policy makers will understand why media literacy must be integrated into formal and informal education systems before it’s too late
About the author
Paul Mihailidis is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Emerson College and the director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. His past books include News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (Peter Lang, 2011) and Media Literacy Education in Action (2013). He sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and is co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE).
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