New publication of the COST Action: Critical insights in European media literacy research and policy (in Media Studies)

MEDIA STUDIES, Vol. 3 (2012) No. 6

Media Studies is Croatian, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that provides an international forum for the presentation of research and advancement of discourse concerning media, communications, journalism, and public relations, within each field’s cultural, historical, political and/or economic contexts.


Critical insights in European media literacy research and policy

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This special issue has resulted from the work of the Task Force on “Media Literacy” of the Working group 1 of the COST Action IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies”.

Special Issue Guest Editors:

Sonia Livingstone London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Tao Papaioannou University of Nicosia, Cyprus
María del Mar Grandío Pérez Catholic University San Antonio, Spain
Christine W. Wijnen University of Vienna, Austria

This issue:

This special issue includes 16 contributions from 24 authors, covering a considerable range of conceptual, methodological as well as educational issues in the recent media literacy discourse.

Table of Contents:

Sonia Livingstone, Tao Papaioannou, María del Mar Grandío Pérez and Christine W. Wijnen: Critical Insights in European Media Literacy Research and Policy

Divina Frau-Meigs: Transliteracy as the New Research Horizon for Media and Information Literacy
Sian Barber: Understanding Online Audio-Visual Content: A European Initiative, Media Literacy and the User
Senta Pfaff-Rüdiger, Claudia Riesmeyer and Anna Kümpel: Media Literacy and Developmental Tasks: A Case Study in Germany
Uwe Hasebrink: The Role of the Audience within Media Governance: The Neglected Dimension of Media Literacy

Paolo Celot: EAVI Studies on Media Literacy in Europe
Monica E. Bulger: Measuring Media Literacy in a National Context: Challenges of Definition, Method and Implementation

Hans Martens: Arguing for a Contextual Approach to European Media Education Research
Jos de Haan and Nathalie Sonck: Digital Skills in Perspective: A Critical Reflection on Research and Policy
Carmen Marta-Lazo and María del Mar Grandío Pérez: Critical Insights in Media Literacy Research in Spain: Educational and Political Challenges
Ben Andrews and Julian McDougall: Curation Pedagogy for Media Studies: (Further) Towards the Inexpert

Peter Lunt, Sonia Livingstone, Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers – Fausto Colombo
Lana Ciboci, Igor Kanižaj, Danijel Labaš (eds), Djeca medija: Od marginalizacije do senzacije / Children of the Media: From Marginalization to Sensation – Stjepka Popović
Gerison Lansdown, Vidi me, čuj me: Vodič za uporabu konvencije UN-a o pravima osoba s invaliditetom i promicanje prava djece / See Me, Hear Me: A Guide to Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities to Promote the Rights of Children – Stjepka Popović
Viktorija Car (ed.), Putokazi prema slobodnim i odgovornim medijima / Guideposts to Free and Accountable Media – Lejla Turčilo
David Gauntlett, Making is Connecting – The Social Meaning of Creativity, from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 – Neven Benko