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Best practices for journalists as inclusive media educators

How can journalists foster audience participation and journalism literacy? The new article  “Journalists as Media Educators: Journalistic Media Education as Inclusive Boundary Work.” by Maarit Jaakkola of University of Gothenburg seeks to answer this question. Media education is defined as the ability to evaluate and act upon media messages. According to previous research, journalists avoid … Continued

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BOOK: Futures of media education

Reflections on Media Education Futures gathers together contributions from the Nordicom’s conference Media Education Futures in Tampere, Finland 2014. The event gathered international researchers in the field, as well as national and international organizations and actors in European and global fields of media education. The book includes 15 academic articles and 9 practical papers and … Continued