Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction

Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction

Author(s): Michael Hoechsmann, Stuart R. Poyntz

Published Online: 27 FEB 2012 11:03PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405186117

Online ISBN: 9781444344158

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344158

About this Book

Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction traces the history of media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of the 21st century.  The book provides a much-needed guide to what it means to be literate in today's media-saturated environment.

  • Updates traditional models of media literacy by examining how digital media is utilized in today's convergent culture
  • Explores the history and emergence of media education, the digitally mediated lives of today's youth, digital literacy, and critical citizenship
  • Complete with sidebar commentary written by leading media researchers and educators spotlighting new research in the field and an annotated bibliography of key texts and resources

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