The Promise of Media Literacy Education When “Everything is at Stake” and “Everything is Expected”

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Abstract

#medialiteracy #education #misinformation

In the midst of a tumultuous time in American and global history, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference 2021 hosted a panel to explore the promise and limits of media literacy. Panelists discussed the vital role of media literacy education in responding to challenges to democracy, social justice, and public health. With “everything at stake,” the panelists moved through responses to current crises while grounding in a historical context and offering recommendations for the future. Curated transcripts share a pivotal moment when much was expected of media literacy and media literacy experts explored promise and possibility with an engaged audience of journalists and journalism educators.

Type of Publication
articles-and-papers
Theme
media literacy
Publishing
Journal of Media Literacy Education
Publishing Date
2023
Language
english
Status
open-access
DOI
10.23860/JMLE-2023-15-1-8
Authors
Monica Bulger; Gina Baleria; Renee Hobbs; Kimberly R. Moffitt