Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
268 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380797
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Overview

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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Contents

Preface vi

Introduction viii

Chapter 1: Ideology Critique and the Media in an Era of Neoliberalism  1

Chapter 2: Building an Inclusive Society: The Role of Alternative Media  24

Chapter 3: Democracy in a Changing Landscape of Media Sources  44

Chapter 4: Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News and Alternative Facts  70

Chapter 5: The Public Media Challenge in a Fractured Media Society  99

Chapter 6: the “science” of climate change and the (Mis)informed Citizen  119

Chapter 7: The Other: The Canadian Mosaic Hits a Roadblock?  145

Chapter 8: Indigenous Representation in the Media  164

Chapter 9: War and Terror: Militarization and the Fearful Citizen  193

Chapter 10: The Role and Future of Journalism in Society  210

Glossary 228

About the Authors 234

Index 235

Kirsten Kozolanka

Kirsten Kozolanka is a Professor Emerita in the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University.


Paul Orlowski

Paul Orlowski is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.


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