The study of media and communication has not only proved to be rather an attractive field of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences; it has also been accepted and exploited by other academic fields. Furthermore, its results are also applied in many other fields of activity, starting with political communication and advertising and ending up with media education programmes that have become part of the curriculum in elementary and secondary schools in many countries. With the development of the concept of “media literacy”, media and communication studies now faces a rather urgent task: to organise its knowledge and expertise in order to make them useful and understandable to a wider audience, including specific audiences (for instance children and seniors), to communicate chosen facts, concepts and findings in an acceptable way and, last not least, to restructure the academic activities of media studies to meet the needs of the general public.
Given the lingering predominance of image over sound in the general media landscape, this article examines the implications of technological convergence related to the listening habit and the basis of 'own sound personality'. This research, where participates 521 spanish university students, has rediscovered gratification by individual access to the sound and reveals the main role that laptop and mobile phones play in an environment of, that in here is called the digital sonosphere, in which radio music prevails over any other audio content.
This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!
The Evens Foundation initiates and supports sustainable projects that contribute to respect for the cultural and social diversity of Europe, in the fields of Sustainable Peacebuilding in Europe, Peace Education, Media Education.
They are on your mobile phones and computer screens, in newspapers and magazines, stretched across billboards and broadcast through radio waves. They are mediated messages, and you are inundated with them every day. With so many viewpoints, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. To guide your exploration of the media that surround you, the Center for Media Literacy developed these five core concepts: 1. All media messages are constructed. Media texts are built just as surely as buildings and h
This report examines children's media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as detailed information about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4. The report also includes findings relating to parents' views about their children's media use, and the ways that parents seek - or decide not - to monitor or limit use of different types of media.
This section looks at the various aspects and principles relating to media literacy. The relationship between media literacy and media education is also explored and tips are provided for integrating media literacy into the classroom in subjects across the curriculum.
UNESCO’s radio toolkit – Linking Generations through Radio – is an open access document, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. The majority may listen to radio but the likelihood they are invited to regularly produce interviews and programmes, express their information needs or their opinions about productions made for them is very low.
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