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. .

Innehåll

Preface

Part I. POINTS OF DEPARTURE

Citizens in a Mediated World: Introduction

Ingela Wadbring
Leo Pekkala

Note from the Finnish Minister of Education and Culture

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

EU Policy and Actions Related to Media Literacy

Mari Sol Pérez Guevara

Part II. OVERVIEWS

News Literacy. Reinventing the Ideals of Journalism and Citizenry in the 21st Century

Auksė Balčytienė
Ingela Wadbring

Media Literacy and Expanding Public Spaces. Risks and Policies in the Baltic Countries

Auksė Balčytienė
Kristina Juraitė

Part III. THE FIGHT AGAINST PROPAGANDA

Latvian Media Policy Responses to the Foreign Information Treath

Roberts Putnis

Meeting and Treating Extremism

Ewa Thorslund

Part IV. COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED

Media and Information Literacy for Children and Parents

Hrefna Sigurjónsdóttir

Reaching Out for Young Adults

Saara Salomaa

Digital Bullying – A Matter of Health

Eva Liestøl

Interview with Kristiina Kumpulainen. From Digital Skills to Digital Citizenship. Insights from Research and Educational Practice

Hot Young Estonians – On Screen or Not?

Kadri Ugur

Part V. CONCLUTION

Citizens in a Mediated World. Some Final Words

Leo Pekkala
Ingela Wadbring

The Authors

Part VI. APPENDIX

Statistics

Programme of the Conference Citizens in Mediated Worlds

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2017-03
Sidantal: 
108
ISBN: 
978-91-87957-48-2
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
150,00 kr
15,00 EUR