People underestimate how powerful the media is for young people who grow up watching a lot of television. Through the media, we've established this standard of what every human being should look up to.
FREE Mind Over Media Webinar
If you missed the live event, you can watch this fabulous group of educators talk about how they're using Mind Over Media to help students critically analyze propaganda.
Learn teaching about propaganda as a form of media literacy education and explore a new online educational resource, Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda, a crowdsourced educational media platform for discussing the many new forms of propaganda we encounter as part of daily life. We will be discussing the use of the digital platform for cross-national and intercultural dialogue that advances media literacy competencies.
- Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island
- Reuben Loewy, Living Online Lab
- Carolyn Fortuna, Media Education Lab
- Yonty Friesem, Central Connecticut State Univ
- Silke Grafe, University of Wurzburg, Germany
- Christian Seyferth-Zapf, Univ of Wurzburg, Germany
DATE: Friday, November 4, 2016 TIME: 3 p.m. EST
Rising levels of apathy and disengagement are combining with increasing levels of political polarization, here in the United State and all over the world. With the significant volume of messages in our daily lives coming in so many forms and from so many different channels, it can be difficult to recognize new forms of contemporary propaganda. Entering into a discussion about contemporary propaganda with people from around the world may invites us to think about the power of communication and our responsibilities as authors and audiences. It raises fresh questions about the use and potential impact of new media and technologies and invites us to scrutinize how propaganda thrives in the blurred boundaries between art, journalism and advocacy.
This event celebrates Media Literacy Week, sponsored by the National Association for Media Literacy Education