Media Literacy For Citizenship: A Canadian Perspective

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Author Kozolanka & Orlowski
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Offering a critical perspective,Media Literacy for Citizenshipemphasizes the ability to analyze media messages as a fundamental component of engaged citizenship. The ten chapters of this text are divided into two sections: the first six chapters explore the landscape of the media today, and each of the final four chapters examines how the media presents specific issues, all of which are of vital importance to civil society. Each chapter forms a mini-lesson and encompasses three core elements: an essay on a subject area important to critical media literacy; a list of case examples that can be used for assignments; and a list of key terms common to all chapters and cases. The diverse topics of study and the rich pedagogy make this book a perfect resource for courses in communications, journalism, media studies, and education.

Table of Contents
PrefaceAn Introduction toMedia Literacy for Citizenship: A Canadian PerspectiveChapter 1: Ideology Critique and the Media in an Era of NeoliberalismChapter 2: Building an Inclusive Society: The Role of Alternative MediaChapter 3: Democracy in a Changing Landscape of Media SourcesChapter 4: Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News and Alternative FactsChapter 5: The Public Media Challenge in a Fractured Media SocietyChapter 6: The "Science" of Climate Change and the (Mis)informed CitizenChapter 7: The Other: The Canadian Mosaic hits a Roadblock?Chapter 8: Indigenous Representation in the MediaChapter 9: War and Terror: Militarization and the Fearful CitizenChapter 10: The Role and Future of Journalism in Contemporary SocietyGlossary