Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments, 1st Edition

  • Jayne Cubbage
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  • ISBN-10: 1522540601
  • ISBN-13: 9781522540601
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 396 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Media is rapidly evolving, from social media to news channels, individuals are being bombarded with headlines, new technologies, and varying opinions. Teaching the next generation of communication professionals how to interact with varying forms of media is paramount as they will be the future distributors of news and information. This title provides emerging research on the role of journalism and mass communication education in the digital era. While highlighting topics such as community media labs, political cognition, and public engagement, this publication explores the impact of globalization and a changing and diversified world within the realm of higher education. This publication is an important resource for educators, academicians, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on applications and strategies in promoting media and digital studies in higher education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Introduction of Media Literacy and Education Concepts.
1: Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments: An Introduction.
2: Communication and Media: Types, Functions, and Key Concepts.
3: An Introduction to Media Literacy.
4: Media and Information Literacy in a Higher Education Environment: An Overview and Case Study.
Media Literacy and Educational Pedagogy.
5: Preparing to Be Digital: The Paradigm Shift for Media Studies and Higher Education.
6: Digital and Media Literacy in Teacher Education: Preparing Undergraduate Teachers Through an Academic Program on Digital Storytelling.
7: Media Literacy Facilitation as Service Learning and Public Engagement.
8: Teaching Media Literacy From a Cultural Studies Perspective.
9: Building Media Literacy in Higher Education: Department Approaches, Undergraduate Certificate, and Engaged Scholarship.
10: Feature Films as Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Case Study of Christ University, Bengaluru.
Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments With a Focus on News.
11: The Biased Truth: An Objective Perspective on Nonobjective News Reporting.
12: #Trump #Fakenews #Notmypresident: Assessing First-Time Voters of Color.
13: Building a “Bridge” Between Theory and Practice: A Case Study Approach to Teaching Critical Media Literacy.
14: Real-Life and Virtual News Sources Can Be Flat-Out Wrong: Teaching the Importance of Libel Law and Media Literacy in a Single Class Session.
15: Media Literacy and Fake News: How Media Literacy Can Curb the Fake News Trend.
Alternative Perspectives in Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments.
16: Disrupting the Media Literacy Learning Process: Building a Community Media Lab to Transform Digital Journalism Education at HBCUs.
17: Movement Intellectuals in Popular Music: An Alternative Means of Public Education.
18: Media Literacy for Political Cognition in Higher Education: A Solution-Centered Approach.
19: Unlocking the Liberation Doctrine in Media Literacy and Higher Education.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.