What are the implications of artificial intelligence for media educators, and for the media themselves?
Category Archives: Media regulation
Can we legislate for online safety?
The UK government’s Online Safety Bill has been continually beset by delays and difficulties – and by some justified criticisms. Further thought is clearly needed… Continue reading
Who needs data literacy?
Is ‘data literacy’ a useful response to the datafication of contemporary life – not least of education itself? It all depends, not only on how it’s defined but also on how it is practically implemented.
Media literacy policy: the reduced version
The UK government is developing new policies on media literacy. But what does it mean by media literacy – and where is education in its plans?
Disinfecting Disney? Tackling the history of representation
The Disney Corporation is putting advisory messages about racial stereotyping on some of its historical films and TV shows. How should we deal with problematic representations from the past?
Raymond Williams on Culture and Education 3: Communications
Revisiting three key texts from sixty years ago: what do they have to say to us today?
What are children’s media rights?
Three decades on from the UN Convention, what does it mean to talk about children’s rights in relation to media?
Taking charge: media regulation, digital democracy and education
How can we – and should we – regulate the digital media landscape? And what role might education have to play? Some current issues for media students and their teachers.
Deepfake: the end of representation?
New software can be used to falsify moving images and create a new kind of ‘fake news’ on video. What are the implications for media literacy?
The trouble with Peppa Pig
Recent controversies about a cute cartoon character are part of a longer history of adults’ responses to media for very young children.