Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2018 medialiteracy cvr
Approx. 250 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380797
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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.

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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


Kirsten Kozolanka

Kirsten Kozolanka is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University.

Paul Orlowski

Paul Orlowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

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