Girls and Media Culture

Tween and teen girls enjoy using and participating with the wide variety of media forms available as a means to express their creativity. Issues of body image, sexuality and celebrity identification are especially significant for this age group as agents of socialization.

Teaching Resources

"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more

Examine and evaluate contemporary propaganda with lesson plans exploring definitions of propaganda, virality, sponsored content and more

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from exploring the multidisciplinary history of media literacy

Learn how to implement digital and media literacy with urban elementary students

New book explores the history of teaching and learning about media

Available for purchase, the media literacy smartphone helps students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

Take a close look at iCarly to examine the use of humor and the representation of social roles and the ethical use of digital technologies

Research and Scholarship