Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Media Literacy

Author: Art Silverblatt,Ellen M. Enright Eliceiri

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 8936

A first-of-its-kind reference work containing key concepts, terms, organizations, issues, and individuals of note related to the new and evolving international field of media literacy.
Social Science

The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy [2 volumes]

Author: Art Silverblatt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339282X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1007

View: 440

This groundbreaking two-volume set provides readers with the information they need to grasp new developments in the swiftly evolving field of media literacy.
Computers

The changing nature and uses of media literacy

Author: Sonia M. Livingstone,London School of Economics and Political Science. Dept. of Media and Communications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 31

View: 9822

Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Literacy

Keys to Interpreting Media Messages

Author: Art Silverblatt

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780275992583

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 499

View: 4326

Analyzes the many ways in which the media determines what we see, hear, and understand on a day-to-day basis, and devotes special attention to the growing importance of digital media in our lives.
Business & Economics

International Communications

A Media Literacy Approach

Author: Art Silverblatt,Nikolai Zlobin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317467604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7825

International communication affects the way we think about other countries and their people and sets the agenda of issues that face the global community. This book introduces the functions of international communications.
Education

New Directions

Media Education Worldwide

Author: Cary Bazalgette,Evelyne Bevort

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 3008

Language Arts & Disciplines

Approaches to media literacy

a handbook

Author: Art Silverblatt,Jane Ferry,Barbara Finan

Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 7427

As the media increases in use as our prime source for information and values, there is a great need to impart methods to critically evaluate all aspects of film, television, the Internet, advertising, radio, and print media. Silverblatt, Ferry, and Finan's innovative text offers various critical methods and approaches to media literacy, including autobiographical, ideological, nonverbal, and mythic approaches. Each chapter presents in detail a full description of the approach followed by an essay applying the approach to an analysis of a media presentation.
Business & Economics

Approaches to Media Literacy: A Handbook

A Handbook

Author: Art Silverblatt,Jane Ferry,Barbara Finan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317476565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1929

Completely updated, with current examples and new coverage of digital media, this popular handbook provides a range of qualitative approaches that enable students to effectively decipher information conveyed through the channels of mass communication - photography, film, radio, television, and interactive media. It aim is to help students develop critical thinking skills and strategies with regard to what media to use and how to interpret the information that they receive. The techniques include ideological, autobiographical, nonverbal, and mythic approaches. An Instructor's Manual is available to professors who adopt this new edition.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media

Analysis and Criticism of Unrealistic Portrayals and Their Influence

Author: Mary-Lou Galician

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135616515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 4559

This accessible yet research-based text offers both foundational theories and practical applications of analysis and criticism of mass media portrayals of sex, love, and romance in a wide variety of mass media, from entertainment to advertising to news. The multidisciplinary methodological perspective comes out of a media literacy approach and embraces a variety of traditions along the quantitative-qualitative continuum. Focused on portrayals of male-female coupleship, the book is centered around the 12 major myths and stereotypes of Galician's Dr. FUN!'s Mass Media Love Quiz©, each of which has a corresponding Dr. Galician Prescription® that encapsulates healthy strategies--rarely found in the mass media--to counteract that myth or stereotype. Readers learn how to identify, illustrate, deconstruct, evaluate, and reframe the mass media's mythic and stereotypic portrayals of sex, love, and romance. They also learn how to use their own formal critical evaluations to clarify their own values and--as media consumers or mass communication creators--to share their insights with others. Thus, the learning objectives encompass all three major educational domains: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. Part I of this book covers the five foundations: *myths and stereotypes of love and coupleship; *models of realistic and constructive love and coupleship; *mass media storytelling approaches, techniques, and devices; *research and theories of mass media effects; and *strategies and skills of media literacy. Part II is devoted to exploring the myths and stereotypes identified in the Quiz. Following several brief case studies and a summary of related research and commentary, each chapter focuses on analyses and criticisms of portrayals of sex, love, and romance in the content of news and advertising, as well as entertainment using Galician's Seven-Step Dis-illusioning Directions. Each chapter concludes with a "Dis-illusion Digest." While critical of unrealistic portrayals and the damage they can cause unsuspecting media consumers, Galician--a media literacy advocate--is not anti-media. Rather, her goal is to empower consumers to use these portrayals with more awareness of their possible consequences, to resist adopting them as models for actual behavior, and to consciously reframe them into more realistic, productive scenarios. This unique text is an engaging classroom resource for media literacy, media and relationships, and media and society coursework.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Literacy in a Digital World

Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information

Author: Kathleen Tyner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135690847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 4179

In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling. Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms--computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies--proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms. Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.
Education

Media Literacy

New Agendas in Communication

Author: Kathleen Tyner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135269734

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1920

This volume explores how educators can leverage student proficiency with new literacies for learning in formal and informal educational environments. It also investigates critical literacy practices that can best respond to the proliferation of new media in society. What sorts of media education are needed to deal with the rapid influx of intellectual and communication resources and how are media professionals, educational theorists, and literacy scholars helping youth understand the possibilities inherent in such an era? Offering contributions from scholars on the forefront of media literacy scholarhip, this volume provides valuable insights into the issues of literacy and the new forms of digital communication now being utilized in schools. It is required reading for media literacy scholars and students in communication, education, and media.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication Yearbook 32

Author: Christina S. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135859612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 2087

The Communication Yearbook annuals publish diverse, state-of-the-art literature reviews across the field of communication. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, volumes offer insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline.
Social Science

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

Cross-Country Comparisons

Author: Divina Frau-Meigs,Irma Velez,Julieta Flores Michel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317242270

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 9325

Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a long-term perspective over the development of media education in Europe, and includes an appraisal of media, information, computer and digital literacies as they coalesce and diverge in the public debate over twenty-first-century skills. The contributors assess the various definitions of media and information literacy as a composite notion whose evolution as a cross-cultural phenomenon reveals various trends and influences in Europe. Throughout, this volume offers an in-depth coverage of MIL with all the different dimensions of policy-making, from legal frameworks to training, funding, evaluation and good practices. The authors propose modeling current MIL governance trends in Europe and conclude with a call for alternative and collective frames of research that they hope will influence policy-makers and other stakeholders, especially in terms of MIL governance. This collection is ideal for students and researchers of MIL, as well as policy makers, educators and associations interested in MIL in the digital age.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communications

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 8114

Collected here are definitions and descriptions of terms, concepts, personages, schools of thought, and historical movements that appear frequently in the literature.".
Education

Health Education

Creating Strategies for School and Community Health

Author: Glen Gordon Gilbert,Robin G. Sawyer,Beth McNeill

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449610420

Category: Education

Page: 431

View: 3620

The skills necessary to plan and deliver efficient health education programs are fundamentally the same, whether it's in a classroom, workplace, hospital, or community. Health Education: Creating Strategies for School & Community Health, Third Edition provides the tools to make appropriate programming decisions based on the needs of the clients and the educational settings. It encourages the systematic development of sound, effective, and appropriate presentation methods and demonstrates the evolving state of health education. The philosophy presented in this text is based on the premise that the core of health education is the process of health education. It is a must-have resource for health education methods courses. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Business & Economics

Dictionary of Media and Communications

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317473116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2706

Accessible to wide range of readers from student to lay people, this authoritative reference provides a complete listing of media concepts, figures, and techniques with illustrations and historical commentaries. Written by distinguished scholar and author Marcel Danesi, and with an Introduction by Arthur Asa Berger, a leading figure in the world of media and communications, the dictionary also includes terms related to psychology, linguistics, aesthetics, computer science, semiotics, culture theory, anthropology, and more that have relevance in media studies. Each entry includes a definition in simple, clear language; an illustration where applicable; and, historical commentary (who coined a term for example, why, who uses it, etc.). A bibliography, a directory of online resources, and a time-line of media genres add to the dictionary's usefulness and appeal.
Language Arts & Disciplines

On Media Violence

Author: W. James Potter,James W. Potter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761916390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 8829

This definitive examination of this important social topic asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers? Divided into four parts, the book covers: a review of research on media violence; re-conceptions of exisiting theories of media violence; addresses the need to rethink the methodological tools used to assess media violence; and introduces the concept of Lineation Theory, a perspective for thinking about media violence and a new theoretical approach explaining it.