Thursday, April 12, 2018

Suggestions for the Future of Media Literacy Programs

In this report, authors Monica Bulger and Patrick Davison make five recommendations to guide the future of media literacy programming for educators, legislators, technologists, and philanthropists in the space. Specifically, they warn against the treatment of media literacy as a panacea–particularly at a time when significant resources continue to be pushed toward media literacy programs as a counter balance to “fake news.”
The report recommends the following approaches:
  • Developing a coherent understanding of the media environment
  • Improve cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Leverage the current media crisis to consolidate stakeholders
  • Prioritize the creation of a national media literacy evidence base
  • Develop curricula for addressing action in addition to interpretation
Bulger, M. & Davison, P. (2018). The promises, challenges, and futures of media literacy. New York, NY: Data & Society.

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