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Media, Youth and Civic Engagement

Freedom of expression and social responsibility are key dimensions of citizenship. Democracies rely on people who are capable of self-governance and who are not merely spectators of a political sideshow. Media literacy education helps students become critical thinkers, encouraging them to become skeptical about political messages without becoming cynical about them. By constructing media messages, working collaboratively and participating in meaningful dialogue about social and political issues, students develop the ability to advocate for themselves and their communities, activating real citizenship skills.

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Explore and reflect on how college and university faculty engage in teaching about propaganda with a diverse group of faculty experts

Have you been curious about what Tier 2 is all about? Want to reflect more about the Power of Two in relation to personal and professional identity and action? 

Teaching Resources

Finally, a media literacy textbook written by Renee Hobbs!

Help students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

Propaganda Education for a Digital Age: New Book Plus Online Learning Modules

Help students understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

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

Help students build social, emotional and cognitive skills by using a six-stage process of collaborative media production

Talk about feelings & needs in ways that promote compassion & empathy

Research and Scholarship

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