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?
Developing a critical media education approach to teaching social media: some concluding reflections.
A critical media education approach: using the concept of representation to teach about social media.
What is the role of media literacy in the age of digital capitalism? How can media education be combined with media reform? A kind of manifesto.
In the wake of the Brexit referendum campaign, the victory of Donald Trump, and the attacks on the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, many have argued that we are entering a ‘post-truth’ era. In this context, is bias still a useful and meaningful concept in media literacy education? And if so, how should we teach it?
Growing concerns about ‘fake news’ have led to calls for young people to be taught critical media literacy skills. Yet while media literacy would obviously be useful, it isn’t enough to address the problem. Media educators need to frame the issue more broadly, and join forces with those calling for media reform.