Dictionary of Media Literacy


Author: Art Silverblatt,Ellen M. Enright Eliceiri
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297434
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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A first-of-its-kind reference work containing key concepts, terms, organizations, issues, and individuals of note related to the new and evolving international field of media literacy.

The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy [2 volumes]


Author: Art Silverblatt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031339282X
Category: Social Science
Page: 1007
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This groundbreaking two-volume set provides readers with the information they need to grasp new developments in the swiftly evolving field of media literacy.

The changing nature and uses of media literacy


Author: Sonia M. Livingstone,London School of Economics and Political Science. Dept. of Media and Communications
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 31
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Media Literacy

Keys to Interpreting Media Messages
Author: Art Silverblatt
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275992583
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 499
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Analyzes the many ways in which the media determines what we see, hear, and understand on a day-to-day basis, and devotes special attention to the growing importance of digital media in our lives.

International Communications

A Media Literacy Approach
Author: Art Silverblatt,Nikolai Zlobin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317467604
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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International communication affects the way we think about other countries and their people and sets the agenda of issues that face the global community. This book introduces the functions of international communications.

Approaches to Media Literacy: A Handbook

A Handbook
Author: Art Silverblatt,Jane Ferry,Barbara Finan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476565
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Completely updated, with current examples and new coverage of digital media, this popular handbook provides a range of qualitative approaches that enable students to effectively decipher information conveyed through the channels of mass communication - photography, film, radio, television, and interactive media. It aim is to help students develop critical thinking skills and strategies with regard to what media to use and how to interpret the information that they receive. The techniques include ideological, autobiographical, nonverbal, and mythic approaches. An Instructor's Manual is available to professors who adopt this new edition.

Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media

Analysis and Criticism of Unrealistic Portrayals and Their Influence
Author: Mary-Lou Galician
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135616515
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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This accessible yet research-based text offers both foundational theories and practical applications of analysis and criticism of mass media portrayals of sex, love, and romance in a wide variety of mass media, from entertainment to advertising to news. The multidisciplinary methodological perspective comes out of a media literacy approach and embraces a variety of traditions along the quantitative-qualitative continuum. Focused on portrayals of male-female coupleship, the book is centered around the 12 major myths and stereotypes of Galician's Dr. FUN!'s Mass Media Love Quiz©, each of which has a corresponding Dr. Galician Prescription® that encapsulates healthy strategies--rarely found in the mass media--to counteract that myth or stereotype. Readers learn how to identify, illustrate, deconstruct, evaluate, and reframe the mass media's mythic and stereotypic portrayals of sex, love, and romance. They also learn how to use their own formal critical evaluations to clarify their own values and--as media consumers or mass communication creators--to share their insights with others. Thus, the learning objectives encompass all three major educational domains: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. Part I of this book covers the five foundations: *myths and stereotypes of love and coupleship; *models of realistic and constructive love and coupleship; *mass media storytelling approaches, techniques, and devices; *research and theories of mass media effects; and *strategies and skills of media literacy. Part II is devoted to exploring the myths and stereotypes identified in the Quiz. Following several brief case studies and a summary of related research and commentary, each chapter focuses on analyses and criticisms of portrayals of sex, love, and romance in the content of news and advertising, as well as entertainment using Galician's Seven-Step Dis-illusioning Directions. Each chapter concludes with a "Dis-illusion Digest." While critical of unrealistic portrayals and the damage they can cause unsuspecting media consumers, Galician--a media literacy advocate--is not anti-media. Rather, her goal is to empower consumers to use these portrayals with more awareness of their possible consequences, to resist adopting them as models for actual behavior, and to consciously reframe them into more realistic, productive scenarios. This unique text is an engaging classroom resource for media literacy, media and relationships, and media and society coursework.

Literacy in a Digital World

Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information
Author: Kathleen Tyner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135690847
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling. Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms--computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies--proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms. Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.

New Directions

Media Education Worldwide
Author: Cary Bazalgette,Evelyne Bevort
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 242
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Media Literacy

New Agendas in Communication
Author: Kathleen Tyner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135269734
Category: Education
Page: 256
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This volume explores how educators can leverage student proficiency with new literacies for learning in formal and informal educational environments. It also investigates critical literacy practices that can best respond to the proliferation of new media in society. What sorts of media education are needed to deal with the rapid influx of intellectual and communication resources and how are media professionals, educational theorists, and literacy scholars helping youth understand the possibilities inherent in such an era? Offering contributions from scholars on the forefront of media literacy scholarhip, this volume provides valuable insights into the issues of literacy and the new forms of digital communication now being utilized in schools. It is required reading for media literacy scholars and students in communication, education, and media.

Communication Yearbook 32


Author: Christina S. Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135859612
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 456
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The Communication Yearbook annuals publish diverse, state-of-the-art literature reviews across the field of communication. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, volumes offer insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline.

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Cross-Country Comparisons
Author: Divina Frau-Meigs,Irma Velez,Julieta Flores Michel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317242270
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a long-term perspective over the development of media education in Europe, and includes an appraisal of media, information, computer and digital literacies as they coalesce and diverge in the public debate over twenty-first-century skills. The contributors assess the various definitions of media and information literacy as a composite notion whose evolution as a cross-cultural phenomenon reveals various trends and influences in Europe. Throughout, this volume offers an in-depth coverage of MIL with all the different dimensions of policy-making, from legal frameworks to training, funding, evaluation and good practices. The authors propose modeling current MIL governance trends in Europe and conclude with a call for alternative and collective frames of research that they hope will influence policy-makers and other stakeholders, especially in terms of MIL governance. This collection is ideal for students and researchers of MIL, as well as policy makers, educators and associations interested in MIL in the digital age.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications


Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083296
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 266
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Collected here are definitions and descriptions of terms, concepts, personages, schools of thought, and historical movements that appear frequently in the literature.".

Health Education

Creating Strategies for School and Community Health
Author: Glen Gordon Gilbert,Robin G. Sawyer,Beth McNeill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449610420
Category: Education
Page: 431
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The skills necessary to plan and deliver efficient health education programs are fundamentally the same, whether it's in a classroom, workplace, hospital, or community. Health Education: Creating Strategies for School & Community Health, Third Edition provides the tools to make appropriate programming decisions based on the needs of the clients and the educational settings. It encourages the systematic development of sound, effective, and appropriate presentation methods and demonstrates the evolving state of health education. The philosophy presented in this text is based on the premise that the core of health education is the process of health education. It is a must-have resource for health education methods courses. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Dictionary of Media and Communications


Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317473116
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Accessible to wide range of readers from student to lay people, this authoritative reference provides a complete listing of media concepts, figures, and techniques with illustrations and historical commentaries. Written by distinguished scholar and author Marcel Danesi, and with an Introduction by Arthur Asa Berger, a leading figure in the world of media and communications, the dictionary also includes terms related to psychology, linguistics, aesthetics, computer science, semiotics, culture theory, anthropology, and more that have relevance in media studies. Each entry includes a definition in simple, clear language; an illustration where applicable; and, historical commentary (who coined a term for example, why, who uses it, etc.). A bibliography, a directory of online resources, and a time-line of media genres add to the dictionary's usefulness and appeal.

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media


Author: Tom Thatcher,Chris Keith,Raymond F. Person, Jr.,Elsie R. Stern
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567678377
Category: Religion
Page: 504
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The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media is a convenient and authoritative reference tool, introducing specific terms and concepts helpful to the study of the Bible and related literature in ancient communications culture. Since the early 1980s, biblical scholars have begun to explore the potentials of interdisciplinary theories of oral tradition, oral performance, personal and collective memory, ancient literacy and scribality, visual culture and ritual. Over time these theories have been combined with considerations of critical and exegetical problems in the study of the Bible, the history of Israel, Christian origins, and rabbinics. The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media responds to the rapid growth of the field by providing a source of reference that offers clear definitions, and in-depth discussions of relevant terms and concepts, and the relationships between them. The volume begins with an overview of 'ancient media studies' and a brief history of research to orient the reader to the field and the broader research context of the book, with individual entries on terms and topics commonly encountered in studies of the Bible in ancient media culture. Each entry defines the term/ concept under consideration, then offers more sustained discussion of the topic, paying particular attention to its relevance for the study of the Bible and related literature