Television can be a powerful teaching tool to promote literacy and critical thinking skills when engaging activities help examine the power of journalism, the relationships between language, images, emotions and ideas, and the politics and economics of local and national news as a business. And how can TV news and newspapers be used to help teens strengthen their listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills?
The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island advances media literacy education through research and community service. We emphasize interdisciplinary scholarship and practice that stands at the intersections of communication, media studies and education.
Quote of the Day
A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the
language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an
invitation to hypnosis.
- Umberto Eco
108 Davis Hall
Media Education Lab
Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Davis Hall Kingston, Rhode Island 02881 USA