Rise Above the Crowd”: A Quasi-Experiment in Journalistic Event Coverage Using Mobile Phones and Billboards

Media companies have embraced the idea of citizen journalism for decades. Little research, however, systematically explores how people use mobile smartphones to engage in acts of reporting.1 Bridging theory between social and media ritual, this project explores how a crowd used mobile smartphones to report on an organized live event where content submissions were immediately shared on billboard-size screens. A group of interdisciplinary faculty and students built a content management platform that captured texts, tweets, and photos from a… [more]

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Learning About the World

In today’s world, media not only shape but also constitute our culture. The convergence of media and technology in a global society is changing the way we learn about the world and challenging the very foundations of education. It is no longer enough to be able to read the printed word; children, youth, and adults need the ability to critique and interpret the powerful images of a multimedia culture.1 These changes, the result of the communication revolution of twentieth century, both in technological and content terms, have major economic… [more]

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Delimiting Moral and Ethical Behavior in a Limitless Age

Remember who you are, where you’re from, and what you represent.” Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck wrote a version of this directive into the lyrics of their musical production The Real Ambassadors. Fans of the Arsenal Football Club attribute the quote to legendary midfielder David Rocastle. Alumnae of Camp Crestridge for Girls remember founding director Miss Arvine Bell offering this reminder every time they passed through the camp gates.

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Danube Peace Boat

Knowledge and Education has zero value without IMPLEMENTATION! Share, Develop and Implement your knowledge, convert it in ACTION! Danube Peace Boat E.U.R.O.P.E. Project INTERNATIONAL, INTERCULTURAL, INTERACTIVE, INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE Traveling Festival, New International Media Pedagogy School and Training-Workshop on the Floating Classroom, European Understanding, Rapid Action (RapTION) in providing Opportunity for everybody to participate in development of the Intercultural Pedagogy and New, Digital, Multimedia Education! Our project has… [more]

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The Need for Introducing Media Education in our School Curriculum

A Paper Presented at the 2nd Catholic Media Summit on Education Held in Abuja, Nigeria, from the 28th to the 31st of October 2014 by Rev. Fr. Kuha INDYER, CSSp, Introduction All over the world, there is a growing need that media education be included in the school curriculum. Against this background, Australia has been the first country where media education has been made mandatory and part of schooling from kindergarten through twelfth grade (Quin and McMahon, 2001). In Asia, the Philippines has been the first country to integrate media… [more]

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Call for Papers: MILID Journal on Media Literacy and Social Inclusion

Scientific MILID Journal invites the academic community to submit papers that contribute to the use of the media and education objectives for social inclusion. This first issue of the journal receives articles that address the development of teaching methodologies to enhance the participation of socially disadvantaged groups in broadcasting, the use of new technologies and adult education. The MILID Journal is published jointly by the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain,… [more]

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Call for Chapters: Book Social Inclusion, Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO UNAoC Chair on Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue invites authors to submit proposals for chapters that will be part of the book “Social Inclusion and MILID : Disadvantaged Groups , Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. Initiatives and International Experiences “, which will be published shortly. The book aims to showcase outstanding initiatives in the development of media literacy for pupils leaving school early and for minorities and adults who find themselves outside the labor market and the formal education… [more]

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How to accompany young people as they emerge and develop as speakers in communication systems.

This article by  Guillermo Orozco, México, was originally written for UNICEF Voices of Youth ( )   If anything currently distinguishes young lives, we would bet it be their positioning in the digital world.  A positioning that is both a cultural and communicational survival in a world full of inequalities, fragmented identities and social, political and economic differences.  The challenges that this offers for young people, and for those adults who accompany them, are many.  First of course one must… [more]

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US’s Oldest Media Literacy Organization Celebrates 60 Years; Honors Three

The National Telemedia Council, based in Madison Wisconsin, celebrated its 60th year on Friday November 8, 2013 by hosting a day-long series of discussions and presentations, culminating with the recognition of the annual Jessie McCanse Award. The Jessie McCanse Award, established in 1987, honors co-founder Jessie Hill McCanse for her lifelong dedication and leadership role in media literacy. In recognizing the example set by Mrs. McCanse, the award is given for individual contribution to the field of media literacy, over a long sustained… [more]

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Media & Information Literacy Expert Meeting Steering Committee

Dear All, Greetings, With reference to MIL EXPERT MEETING Declaration in Qatar 13th June 2013, we would like to announce the steering committee as recommended for developing and sharing ideas and programmes for developing MIL in the Arab region. This committee would also be responsible for attending international events and networking on behalf of educators in the region. Please find attached the official document signed by DCMF Director and we will take this opportunity to thank you all for participating with us Let me remind you that this… [more]

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