Today, marketers know intimate details about consumers. If marketing companies are using heuristics – or patterns of behavior – to sell products and services, we need to provide everyone with heuristics, or habits of mind, to filter the media messages and be better equipped to decide for ourselves.
Media literacy education is gaining recognition around the world, and international partnerships and cooperation stand to benefit the field globally. From Latin America to Azerbaijan, educators recognize that media literacy is essential for life in a global, media-driven culture. See Connections/November 2019.
Throughout history, activists and innovators have stepped up to lead the charge towards justice during times of change. In this issue, we introduce you to some pioneers who are leveraging media literacy to build a wiser and more informed population in the digital age.
Celebrate Media Literacy Week! Join UNESCO's Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and the National Association for Media Literacy Association in this recognition for the advancement of media literacy globally.
Today, media literacy has been identified as a strategic defense priority in Europe, and the U.S. has also recognized media literacy as a strategic defense priority in its foreign affairs. This is a significant and far-reaching development, because at last, media literacy is seen as both important and as urgent, and significant resources are being deployed to address media literacy and how to expand capacity and outreach for it...
Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock, Journalism Faculty from California State University Northridge and winner of the 2019 Elizabeth Thoman Service Award given by NAMLE, designed this Worksheet for her news literacy journalism class and tested it with her students. The Worksheet utilizes CML’s Core Concepts/Key Questions for Deconstruction and provides Guiding Questions related to news and disinformation/misinformation:
CML interviews Ben Hunt from the Epsilon Theory and Jussi Okkonen from Tampere University on their work related to Artificial Intelligence from an investment and education perspective.
This new CML Infographic features CML’s Five Key Questions for Deconstruction – each associated with a Core Concept – to ask when deconstructing media messages, regardless of whether those messages are disseminated on social media, video, billboards or logos. These questions are just a starting point for exploration – but they are a reliable starting point that provide a handy way to collaborate with others and zero in on key concerns for making meaning and understanding.