1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic

Edited By Yonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj, Grace Y. Choi Copyright 2023
    558 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media pedagogies to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which often led to significant social, economic, and cultural hardships.

    Combining an innovative mix of traditional chapters, autoethnography, case studies, and dialogue within an intercultural framework, the handbook focuses on the future of media education and provides a deeper understanding of the challenges and affordances of media education as we move forward. Topics range from fighting disinformation, how vulnerable communities coped with disadvantages using media, transforming educational TV or YouTube to reach larger audiences, supporting students’ wellbeing through various online strategies, examining early childhood, parents, and media mentoring using digital tools, reflecting on educators’ intersectionality on video platforms, youth-produced media to fight injustice, teaching remotely and providing low-tech solutions to address the digital divide, search for solutions collaboratively using social media, and many more.

    Offering a unique and broad multicultural perspective on how we can learn from the challenges of addressing varied pedagogical issues that have arisen in the context of the pandemic, this handbook will allow researchers, educators, practitioners, institution leaders, and graduate students to explore how media education evolved during 2020 and 2021, and how these experiences can shape the future direction of media education.

    Foreword by Renee Hobbs
    Preface by Yonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj and Grace Y. Choi

    1. Introduction to the Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic
    Yonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj and Grace Y. Choi

    Part I: Inclusive Practice

    2. Introduction to Inclusive Practice
    Srividya Ramasubramanian

    3. Disability and Media Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Gerard Goggin and Katie Ellis

    4. Maintaining Inclusive Pedagogy in Online ELT Classrooms During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan
    Luke Lawrence and Yuzuko Nagashima

    5. Zooming While Black: Creating a Black Aesthetic and Counter Hegemonic Discourse in a Digital Age
    Denise Chapman and Guido O. Andrade de Melo

    6. Reconsidering Media Education Following the Digital Divide in India During the Pandemic
    Sushmita Pandit

    7. Using the Core of Public Media’s Mission to Serve Children and Families from Latine Communities in the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Susana Beltrán-Grimm, Cindy Beckett and Tarana Khan

    8. Intercultural Dialogue: Inclusive Practice
    Yonty Friesem (Discussant), Gerard Goggin, Katie Ellis, Luke Lawrence, Yuzuko Nagashima, Denise Chapman, Guido O. Andrade de Melo, Sushmita Pandit, Susana Beltrán-Grimm and Cindy Beckett

    Part II: Fighting Infodemic

    9. Introduction to Fighting Infodemic
    Paul Mihailidis

    10. Implications of the “Infodemic” for News Literacy Education in the U.S.: How is Misinformation Like a Pandemic?
    Jonah S. Rubin

    11. Collaborative Network of Media Literacy Education in Hong Kong Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Alice Y. L. Lee

    12. Librarians and Information Literacy Instruction in Morocco, Italy, and France During the Pandemic: Reflecting on Challenges and Future Opportunities
    Michael Stöpel, Aziz El Hassani and Livia Piotto

    13. Educommunication as a Practical Framework to Fight the Infodemic in Brazil
    Ismar de Oliveira Soares

    14. Tech and Trust Help a Quick Return to the New Normal in a Bangalore Journalism School
    Kanchan Kaur

    15. A Case Study of News Media Literacy Training for Librarians in the U.S.
    Michael A. Spikes

    16. Intercultural Dialogue: Fighting Infodemic
    Igor Kanižaj (Discussant), Yonty Friesem, Aziz el Hasani, Kanchan Kaur, Alice Y. L. Lee, Livia Piotto, Jonah S. Rubin, Ismar de Oliveira Soares, Michael Spikes and Michael Stöpel

    Part III: Professional Development

    17. Introduction to Professional Development
    Stephanie Flores-Koulish

    18. Teacher Education During Times of Crisis in Scotland: Reflecting on Pandemic Pedagogy and Critical Digital Literacy
    ML White

    19. Facebook Group as an Online Learning and Social Community for U.S. Educators’ Professional and Personal Needs During the Pandemic
    Grace Y. Choi

    20. Librarians’ Perspectives from Croatia, Portugal and the U.K.: What is Changing in Teaching (Digital) Media Education Due to COVID-19
    Igor Kanizaj, Maria José Brites and Luis Pereira

    21. Addressing Divide in Brazilian Digital Literacy Education Through Professional Development
    Carla Viana Coscarelli and Ana Elisa Ribeiro
    22. Academic MOOC During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Israel: Contributions of Online Advisory Meetings to New Media Educational Project Planning
    Orly Melamed and Rivka Wadmany

    23. Portuguese Journalists Training Teachers in the New Media Education Landscape During COVID-19
    Vitor Tomé, Sofia Branco, Isabel Nery and Miguel Crespo

    24. Intercultural Dialogue: Professional Development
    Yonty Friesem (Discussant), Maria José Brites, Grace Y. Choi, Carla Viana Coscarelli, Orly Melamed, Luis Pereira, Ana Elisa Ribeiro, Vitor Tomé, Rivka Wadmany and ML White

    Part IV: Media Practice Education

    25. Introduction to Media Practice Education
    Cary Bazalgette

    26. Technology Integration, Media Literacy and Media Mentors in the U.S.: Essentials for Early Childhood Education Beyond the Pandemic
    Chip Donouhue

    27. From Technology as Tool to Digitally Mediated Contexts for Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia
    Susan Edwards, Karen Mclean and Victoria Minson

    28. U.S. Children’s Experiences with Digital Media Amidst COVID-19: “Your Screen Time Was Up 42%”
    Kathleen Paciga and Jennifer Garrette Lisy

    29. Using Online and Hyflex Methods to Teach Media Practice in China in 2020 and 2021
    Marco Pellitteri
    30. Teaching and Learning Media Practice in India During Distanced Times: Studios, Screens, Skills and Sensibilities
    Usha Raman and Devina Sarwatay

    31. Media Pandemic Pedagogies at a U.S. College: From Emergency Remote Teaching to Lack of “Love”
    Natasha Casey

    32. Intercultural Dialogue: Media Practice Education
    Usha Raman (Discussant), Natasha Casey, Chip Donohue, Susan Edwards, Yonty Friesem, Jennifer Garrette Lisy, Karen McLean, Victoria Minson, Kathleen A. Paciga, Marco Pellitteri and Devina Sarwatay

    Part V: Educational Media

    33. Introduction to Educational Media
    Tena Perišin

    34. The Story Seeds Podcast: A U.S. Case Study of Creativity in the Classroom Through Podcasts From the Producer’s and Teacher’s Perspectives
    Sandhya Nankani and Amy De Friese

    35. Empowering Teachers With Critical Digital Literacy Skills and Driving Change at Schools in Turkey
    Kansu Ekin Tanca

    36. Navigating Bias in Digital Spaces and Online Searches that Center U.S.A.'s Marginalized Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Groups
    Amanda LaTasha Armstrong

    37. Educational TV in Mexico During Covid-19: The Case of the Show Aprende en casa II and the Mix With Entertainment
    David González, Juan Larrosa and Sofia Palau

    38. K-Education' During the Pandemic: What Covid-19 Has Revealed About Schooling in the World’s Most Wired Country
    Jiwon Yoon, Amie Kim and Hyeon-Seon Jeong

    39. The National Broadcasting System in Israel as a Media Literacy Agent for Hebrew and Arabic-Speaking Children During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    Evanna Ratner and Baha Makhool

    40. Intercultural Dialogue: Educational Media
    Grace Y. Choi (Discussant), Amanda LaTasha Armstrong, Amy De Friese, David González Hernandez, Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes, Bahaa’ Makhoul, Sandhya Nankani, Evanna Ratner, Jiwon Yoon, Magdalena Sofía Paláu Cardona and Kansu Ekin Tanca

    Part VI: Policy

    41. Introduction to Policy
    Sonia Livingstone

    42. Understanding Education as Surveillance Culture in the UK: Towards a Meta-Media Studies
    Victoria Grace Walden

    43. Higher Education Policy in Pakistan: Transforming a Culture of Teaching Media into a Culture of Learning
    Mukhtar Ahmmad and Aysha Ashfaq

    44. Media Literacy in Greece During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Necessity-Driven Approach Towards Impact for Post-Pandemic Era
    Irene Andriopoulou and Nikos Panagiotou

    45. Accelerating News Media Use and MIL Environment Amidst COVID-19 in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
    Kristina Juraitė and Auksė Balčytienė

    46. Preparing Journalists for Post-COVID Resilience: Lessons From a Pioneering Cyber Security Symposium in Botswana
    Hopeton S. Dunn

    47. The Impact of Covid-19 on Cameroon’s Educational System and Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
    Blaise Pascal Andzongo Menyeng, Zibi Fama Paul Alain and Oli Bilias Marie Noëlle

    48. Intercultural Dialogue: Policy
    Yonty Friesem (Discussant), Mukhtar Ahmmad, Irene Andriopoulou, Ayesha Ashfaq, Auksė Balčytienė, Marie Noëlle Oli Bilias, Hopeton S. Dunn, Paul Alain Zibi Fama, Kristina Juraitė, Andzongo Menyeng, Blaise Pascal, Nikos S. Panagiotou and Victoria Grace Walden

    Part VII: Civic Media and Participatory Culture

    49. Introduction to Civic Media and Participatory Culture
    Sangita Shresthova and Henry Jenkins

    50. Media, Information Literacy and Civics During the Disinfodemic: The Samuel Paty Case in France
    Divina Frau-Meigs

    51. The Global Perspective on Ecomedia Literacy, Ecojustice and Media Education in a Post-Pandemic World
    Antonio Lopez, Jeff Share and Theresa Redmond

    52. Vocal for Local Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Community Radios in Addressing the Digital Divide in South Asia
    Vinod Pavarala and Kanchan K. Malik

    53. TikTok Political Participation Supporting Alexey Navalny During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Russia
    Sergei Glotov

    54. BIPOC Youth’s TikTok and Instagram Usage to Create Productive Disruptions in the U.S.
    Carlos Jimenez Jr. and Lynn Schofield Clark

    55. Civic Engagement in China Against Misinformation Using Danmu During the Iinitial COVID-19 Outbreak
    Jackie J. Xu and David Jeong

    56. Intercultural Dialogue: Civic Media and Participatory Culture
    Grace Y. Choi (Discussant), Lynn Schofield Clark, Divina Frau-Meigs, Sergei Glotov, Carlos Jimenez Jr., Antonio López and Jackie Xu

     57. Media Education Futures as a Humanistic Endeavor Post-Pandemic
    Yonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj and Grace Y. Choi


    Yonty Friesem is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago, USA.

    Usha Raman is a Professor at the University of Hyderabad, India.

    Igor Kanižaj is an Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

    Grace Y. Choi is a Senior UX Researcher at Handshake, USA.

    “The Handbook is a highly relevant and timely resource for negotiating the post-pandemic challenges in and through media education. It is impressive in its inclusion of diverse voices from around the globe- from veterans of the field to emerging scholars and educators- and through them addressing every important dimension of the vast terrain of Media Education- inclusion, infodemic, professional development, practice and education, policy, and participation. Using an approach that is both academically rigorous and at the same time accessible, and providing rich insights as well as a broad perspective, the Handbook will be valuable to students, educators, policy makers , MIL practitioners and scholars.”
    Manisha Pathak-Shelat, Professor of Communication and Digital Platforms and Strategies, MICA, India

    “A comprehensive look at media literacy education during a period of world crisis, this book offers the reader a variety of perspectives, case studies, and examples of how the online world has allowed for the continuation of scholarship in the field. It also accurately portrays problems faced by individuals given the communication vortex of information, and lack thereof, at times when the online world does not captivate learners and halts development. Furthermore, this resource considers the viewpoints of a wide range of researchers and educators through essays, conversations, and reflections, providing perspectives that capture a moment in time which affected a fragmented global community.”
    Belinha S. De Abreu, PhD., Sacred Heart University, USA

    “Although the pandemic upended schooling, educators around the world rose to the occasion. This comprehensive volume captures the rich palette of teaching adaptations, pedagogical innovations and policy interventions that emerged in the wake of covid-19. It is a veritable trove of wisdom and inspiration.”
    Sun Sun Lim, PhD, Professor of Communication and Technology, Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    “This handbook on media education futures post-pandemic is an important contribution to the media literacy field. The international authors and especially the editors are people who have their fingers on the pulse of media literacy activity that is exploding throughout the world. The publication of the handbook is a timely and insightful addition to understanding the international ecosystem of media literacy as we reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The humanistic framework of the handbook provides a fresh and much-needed perspective on the diverse practices of media education in different parts of the world. Students, scholars and libraries would benefit from having this testament of the innovative ways media educators found ways to practice media literacy under a global pandemic.”
    Tessa Jolls, President and CEO, Center for Media Literacy, Contributing Scientist, UCLouvain, Belgium

    "The post-pandemic society is vastly different to what it was before – Therefore, it needs post-pandemic (media) education as a way forward, adapting media educational programs, theories, and concepts of practice to the phenomena of pandemic and post-pandemic media practices.
    In this context, The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic, assembled globally by international experts, shows the conceptual horizons as well as the methodological paths of an advanced and contemporary media education, facing the future of media society and focusing on the spheres through which individuals and societies get empowered to be or to become sovereigns of themselves."

    Thomas Bauer, Dr. phil. Dr. hc., em.O. Univ.Prof. ,Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria, President European Society for Education and Communication (ESEC), Foundig president  OKTO Community TV Vienna