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Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment

1st Edition

Edited by William G. Christ, Belinha S. De Abreu


304 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-03-23
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This book, part of the BEA Electronic Media Research Series, brings together top scholars researching media literacy and lays out the current state of the field in areas such as propaganda, news, participatory culture, representation, education, social/environmental justice, and civic engagement.

The field of media literacy continues to undergo changes and challenges as audiences are reconceptualized and reconfigured, media industries are transformed and replaced, and the production of media texts is available to anyone with a smartphone. The book provides an overview of these. It offers readers specific examples and recommendations to help others as they develop their own teaching and research agendas.

Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment book will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students studying media literacy through the lens of broadcasting, communication studies, media and cultural studies, film, and digital media studies.

Table of Contents


  1. Global Perspectives on Media Literacy
  2. Belinha S. De Abreu, Sacred Heart University/UNESCO---The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL)

  3. A Snapshot: The State of Media Literacy Education in the U.S.
  4. Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

    Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy, Temple University

    Theresa Redmond, Appalachian State University

  5. Media Literacy in the Age of Big Data
  6. Kathleen Tyner, University of Texas-Austin

  7. Four Fundamental Challenges in Designing Media Literacy Interventions
  8. W. James Potter, University of California-Santa Barbara



  9. Focusing on Facts: Media and News Literacy Education in the Age of Misinformation
  10. Jennifer Fleming and Christopher Karadjov, California State University, Long Beach


  11. Propaganda Critic, Russian Disinformation, and Media Literacy: A Case Study
  12. Aaron Delwiche and Mary Margaret Herring, Trinity University

  13. The Imperative of Latino-Oriented News & Media Literacy
  14. Federico Subervi-Vélez, Honorary Latin-American Professor,

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, Loyola University

  15. Blame Attribution, Warrants and Critical Thinking:
  16. South Africa’s Overvaal Debacle as a Case Study

    Marthinus Conradie, University of the Free State

  17. Media Literacy and a Typology of Political Deceptions
  18. Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University



  19. Professional Education and Media Literacy: Oil and Water?
  20. William G. Christ, Trinity University

  21. News Media Literacy in the Digital Age: A Measure of Need and Usefulness of a University Curriculum in Egypt
  22. Rasha Allam and Salma El Ghetany, American University in Cairo

  23. The MOOC for Media Literacy: Examining Media Literacy Practices in a Massive Open Online Course
  24. Kristy Roschke, Arizona State University

  25. A Model for Media Literacy Across a Lifespan: Wisdom from Pedagogical Pilots
  26. George L. Daniels, University of Alabama



  27. Civic Standpoint and the pursuit of Media Literacies
  28. Paul Mihailidis, Moses Shumow, Emerson College and Christopher Harris, Nevada State College

  29. The Colombian Freedom of Information Act: Using Media Literacy to Understand and Implement the Law
  30. Paula Perez, Jairo Becerra, Universidad Católica de Colombia, and Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas-Arlington

  31. The Literacies of Participatory Cultures
  32. Jennifer J. Henderson, Trinity University

  33. Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Media Literacy
  34. Srividya "Srivi" Ramasubramanian and Ramin Chaboki Darzabi, Texas A&M University

  35. Critical Media Literacy and Environmental Justice

Jeff Share, University of California-Los Angeles

About the Editors

Dr. William G. Christ is Professor Emeritus at Trinity University. He has been writing about media education for over forty years. He has edited or co-authored six books and over 65 articles and book chapters. His interests lie in bridging the gap between the liberal arts and professional education, and the challenges of assessing student learning.

Dr. Belinha S. De Abreu is an International Media Literacy Educator in the United States. Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy and big data. She is the author/editor of several papers/books including: Teaching Media Literacy (ALA: Neal Schumann, 2019) and The International Handbook for Media Literacy Education (Routledge, 2017). She serves as the Vice President for the National Telemedia Council (NTC) and is the founder of the International Media Literacy Research Symposium.

About the Series

Electronic Media Research Series

In 2008, the Broadcast Education Association initiated a new program promotion original research. The result was the creation of the BEA Research Symposium and publications. The purpose of the BEA Symposium is as a catalyst for future research. It honors leading scholars of the discipline and features their work along with new and upcoming scholarship. The Electronic Media Research Series was established in 2010. Along with the BEA Research Symposium Series, this series provides keystone research texts for those researching with the discipline. It will bring the reader up to-date relative to the topics and it reflect the current work within the field as well as providing a comprehensive bibliography and index, facilitating further research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies