Media Literacy in 2014: Forthcoming Research and Call to Action
January 17, 2014
PROJECTS: The Class
TAGS: media literacy
In December, Sonia Livingstone and Monica Bulger pooled the insights of 25 media literacy experts from academia, policy, and regulatory institutions to clarify the current state of play and identify future directions for media literacy research and policy in Europe. Their report, “Media literacy research and policy in Europe”, finds a genuine political consensus in favour of promoting media literacy among the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and other national and international organisations. Since the multiple and contested dimensions of media literacy may challenge efforts to locate it within a specific policy framework, it is timely to call on diverse policy work strands to take it forward, together with a strategy for coordination and knowledge sharing, as Bulger recently pointed out.