Offering a critical perspective, Media Literacy for Citizenship emphasizes the ability to analyze media messages as a fundamental component of engaged citizenship. The ten chapters of this text are divided into two sections: the first six chapters explore the landscape of the media today, and each of the final four chapters examines how the media presents specific issues, all of which are of vital importance to civil society. Each chapter forms a mini-lesson and encompasses three core elements: an essay on a subject area important to critical media literacy; a list of case examples that can be used for assignments; and a list of key terms common to all chapters and cases. The diverse topics of study and the rich pedagogy make this book a perfect resource for courses in communications, journalism, media studies, and education.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Media Literacy for Citizenship: A Canadian Perspective
Chapter 1: Ideology Critique and the Media in an Era of Neoliberalism
Chapter 2: Building an Inclusive Society: The Role of Alternative Media
Chapter 3: Democracy in a Changing Landscape of Media Sources
Chapter 4: Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News and Alternative Facts
Chapter 5: The Public Media Challenge in a Fractured Media Society
Chapter 6: The “Science” of Climate Change and the (Mis)informed Citizen
Chapter 7: The Other: The Canadian Mosaic hits a Roadblock?
Chapter 8: Indigenous Representation in the Media
Chapter 9: War and Terror: Militarization and the Fearful Citizen
Chapter 10: The Role and Future of Journalism in Contemporary Society
General Student Resource - Download