Citizens in a Mediated World

A Nordic-Baltic Perspective on Media and Information Literacy

Digital technology has become a natural part of our daily lives and requires new skills, know­ledge and attitudes. Everyone can create their own media content and share it with others, and the distinction between reception and perception is erased.

This development represents a marked departure from the traditional media use of people, and challenges the perceptions about what it means to use and produce media in appropriate and meaningful ways. Critical media literacy, communication skills and competencies for creative and responsible content production have become increasingly important means for empowering people with Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in present media culture.

This book presents the discussions and conclusions from a conference on Media and Information Literacy that was held in Helsinki in May 2016, financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The event was organized by the NORDICOM (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Commu­nication Research), together with KAVI (National Audiovisual Institute) in Finland, jointly with the Nordic media and media education authorities: Media Council for Children and Youth in Denmark, Fjölmiðlanefnd (The Media Commission) of Iceland, Norwegian Media Authority and the Swedish Media Council. .

Content

Preface 
Part I. POINTS OF DEPARTURE 
Citizens in a Mediated World: Introduction 
Note from the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture 
EU Policy and Actions Related to Media Literacy 
Part II. OVERVIEWS 
News Literacy. Reinventing the Ideals of Journalism and Citizenry in the 21st Century 
Media Literacy and Expanding Public Spaces. Risks and Policies in the Baltic Countries 
Part III. THE FIGHT AGAINST PROPAGANDA 
Latvian Media Policy Responses to the Foreign Information Treath 
Meeting and Treating Extremism 
Part IV. COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED 
Media and Information Literacy for Children and Parents 
Reaching Out for Young Adults 
Digital Bullying – A Matter of Health 
Interview with Kristiina Kumpulainen. From Digital Skills to Digital Citizenship. Insights from Research and Educational Practice 
Hot Young Estonians – On Screen or Not? 
Part V. CONCLUTION 
Citizens in a Mediated World. Some Final Words 
The Authors 
Part VI. APPENDIX 
Statistics 
Programme of the Conference Citizens in Mediated Worlds 
Publisher: 
Nordicom
Published: 
2017-03
Pages: 
108
ISBN: 
978-91-87957-48-2
Language: 
English
Type: 
Printed, PDF
Series: 
Research Antologies
150,00 kr
15,00 EUR

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