media literacy

Changing the World with Media Literacy: the UNESCO Forum and Declaration

May 30, 2014

Researchers, educators and a broad range of stakeholders met in Paris at the first UNESCO Media and Information Literacy (MIL) forum on this week (May 27-28) to agree on and adopt a declaration with ambitious and far reaching aims – to create a ‘future proof’ strategy for MIL, towards a more civically responsible networked media landscape in twenty years’ time. By Sonia Livingstone and Julian McDougall Read more Read More...

Media Literacy in 2014: Forthcoming Research and Call to Action

January 17, 2014

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 organisat Read More...

Media and Information Education in the UK: Recommendations to the European Union

December 19, 2013

Responding to a call from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) programme and the French National Research Agency,  Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green from LSE, and I have produced an audit of media and information education in the UK. Although the report will by published along with those from other countries in spring next year, we recently presented our finding to EU Member States representatives and so I can give you a preview of our findings.[1] Read more Read More...

Media Literacy Update: What’s Changed and Why?

April 29, 2013

On 23 April Ofcom published its 2013 Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report. The report reveals some – but only some – grounds for optimism in media literacy compared with our recent assessment based on Ofcom surveys from 2005 to 2011. And it raises some pressing questions about how media literacy can be further improved. By Yin-Han Wang and Sonia Livingstone Read more Read More...


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