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Media literacy and the Communications Act: what has been achieved and what should be done?

Livingstone, Sonia and Wang, Yinhan (2011) Media literacy and the Communications Act: what has been achieved and what should be done? LSE Media Policy Project Series, Broughton Micova, Sally, Sujon, Zoetanya and Tambini, Damian (eds.) Media Policy Brief 2. Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Progress in digital skills has stalled, the evidence shows. This is especially the case for the crucial dimensions of critical and participatory literacy. Yet citizens and consumers must rely on digital skills more than ever before. Rapid transformations in the digital media landscape are putting ever more pressure on individuals to navigate complex technologies, risking digital exclusion, consumer detriment and inequality among citizens. Government support has been cut just when it is most needed. Industry support also is vital. Carefully targeting the promotion and resourcing of media literacy for those most in need could make a real difference.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors, LSE Media Policy Project
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Identification Number: Media Policy Brief 2
Projects: LSE Media Policy Project
Funders: Higher Education Innovation Fund 4
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 14:29

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