News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom is conceived to help prepare future media practitioners (and citizens) to embrace new media environments that can simultaneously empower both their craft and the civic voice. This means teaching not only about the various ways new technologies are used and to what end, but also how these tools can enable better reporting, more dialog with readers, and a more nuanced understanding of how information is processed through new media platforms. Such an approach addresses the increasing disconnect between new technologies, journalism, and civic participation that is increasingly apparent in communities across the globe.
This book is conceived to gather leading scholars, educators, and media makers from around the world to explore various new approaches to thinking about, examining, and evaluating news literacy and civic engagement around the following fundamental questions:
– What are the most pressing issues in global news, media, and culture in a converged and digital media age?
– What are the best educational practices to help future media makers and citizens understand, engage and express their values across borders, across cultures, and across divides?