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Improving Media Literacy in Lower Education
Journalism & Communication
Pages 15 (3765 words)
Name: Course: College: Tutor: Date: Improving Media Literacy in Lower Education Introduction Literacy refers to an individual’s ability to read, write and comprehend certain information. Therefore, media literacy refers to the same capacity, only in this case it involves one’s ability to obtain, examine, understand and even formulate all types of media messages.
This is because media literacy is the only way that people can understand the numerous media messages and express themselves efficiently using the wide range of media technologies and tools. Media literacy is especially important among children and youths upon whom the future of America and the world depends. This is because; by being media literate these individuals are better equipped to interpret complex messages from all forms of media including the internet, newspapers, television, magazines, radio, music, and marketing materials, among others. Another important aspect of media literacy is the fact that it equips people with the skills to create innovative media forms and become active partisans in the prevailing media culture. This paper seeks to provide insight into the way in which education to foster media literacy can promote critical thinking and enhanced participation of youths in the modern media culture. The research primarily focuses on how first person documentaries can not only be utilized as media to convey messages, but also as tools for enhancing media literacy. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the future generations are fully empowered to access, assess and develop new media. ...
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