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MediaEd Club: Critical discourse studies for research on media and information literacy projects

Routledge Media Literacy and Media Education Research MethodsIn the March meeting of the MediaEd Club, speakers Jan Zienkowski and Geoffroy Patriarche discuss their chapter, ‘Critical discourse studies for research on media and information literacy projects: An illustrated discussion of seven methodological considerations’. This is part of the edited volume, ‘Media Literacy and Media Education Research Methods: A Handbook’ by Pierre Fastrez and Normand Landry published by Routledge.

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024

Time: 12pm EST/ 5pm GMT/ 10:30pm IST


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Jan ZienkowskiJan Zienkowski holds a chair in Strategic Communication at the Department of Information and Communication Science of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He has a long-standing research interest in the transdisciplinary field of discourse studies with a particular focus on matters of political subjectivity, reflexivity, and critique in society-wide debates. Jan Zienkowski is a member of ReSIC (Centre de Recherche en Information et Communication) at the ULB, and an associate researcher of Engage (Uclouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles).


Geoffroy PatriarcheGeoffroy Patriarche is Professor in Information and Communication at UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles. He serves as co-head of the master program in Communication strategy and digital culture, and as co-head of Engage - Research Center for Publicness in Contemporary Communication. His current research interests lie at the crossroads of audience studies, disinformation studies, and discourse studies.

About the Book Chapter: This presentation outlines a series of methodological considerations for critical discourse studies (CDS) of media and information literacy (MIL) projects. The authors exemplify the practical implications of these considerations in a case study of the MIL (Media and Information Literacy) project of the European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI).


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