"Online digital technology has empowered users in ways that were unimaginable twenty years ago. Social media sites have given us the ability to reach a global audience, and have increased the average user's means to persuade and influence. We are no longer just consumers of media, but content creators and distributors, as well as editors, opinion makers, and journalists.
How does media literacy fit into this new media landscape? How do we ensure that we are not perpetuating harmful ideas and messages through our online social network?"
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Introduction Contrary to the conventional wisdom about media consumption dividing along generational or political lines, a new survey finds that the nature of the news itself — the topic …
"From choosing digital games to deciding how many hours a day their offspring should be allowed to watch screens, parents have to take decisions and set policies on digital use. Yet such parental choices and decisions are based on scant knowledge of the benefits, opportunities and risks of using technology for K-12. Although our little ones are supposed to be born ‘digital natives’, the relationship between K-12 children to digital technologies is mainly mediated by their parents, care-givers and (pre)school."
Democratising Journalism: Giving Remote Tribal Areas A Voice Odisha Sun Times And puppets are an entertaining way of teaching how one can use mobile phone to do journalism” says Lalsu Nagoti, a Gond tribal and head of CGnet Swara cultural team, who...
If you were an incoming freshman at my college this fall, you had dozens of courses available to usher you into the life of the mind. You could take Intro to Psych and figure out why your roommate is so weird.
"It’s been almost fifteen years since Mark Prensky coined the term “digital native” to describe young people who have grown up with the Internet and digital media. In fact, the children who were born the year Prensky’s book was published are now in high school. While for many, the public perception of young people taking to digital platforms like ducks to water persists – accompanied by the image of adults, particularly parents, who are seen (often by themselves) as hopelessly out of their depth – the question remains how close that image is to reality. Are Canadian youth truly digitally literate? And if they are not "digital natives" who effortlessly acquire their skills on their own or from peers, are students learning what they need from their parents or teachers?"