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Media literacy: it’s more than media studies or training, it’s democracy

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Media literacy: it’s more than media studies or training, it’s democracy. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (17 Dec 2008). Blog.

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Abstract

One of the key messages for me that came out of the Ditchley conference on media and democracy was the importance of an enhanced understanding of media literacy. This is more than just understanding how the media works, or understanding how to create some journaism yourself. It is about developing a creative and critical knowledge about how media (especially new media) plays a part in democracy and civil society.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 10:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78082

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