1st Edition

Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment

Edited By William G. Christ, Belinha S. De Abreu Copyright 2020
    338 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    338 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 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.

    Part One: OVERVIEW

    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


    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.

    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-Schuman, 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.