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The Media and the Literacies: Half Decade of Selected Developments

Already in 2006, Renee Hobbs observed that the existence and widespread use of digital forms of expression and communication led to the appearance of terms such as media literacy, critical literacy, information literacy, etc. The concepts, covered by these terms are being studied by a variety many different scholars, who are looking at them through a variety of theoretical and disciplinary lenses (Hobbs, 2006). Read More …

Review of the book Propaganda w epoce hellenistycznej

The monograph is a historical analysis of the propaganda activities of the Seleucids in the Hellenistic period from the point of view of modern theory and practice of propaganda. Read More …

Review of the book Konsumpcja Internetu

Konsumpcja internetu (Consumption of Internet) is a collective monograph edited by Marta Jarosz Ph.D. , Kinga Cybulska, Tomasz Knecht, Sylwia Konopacka-Bąk and Kamila Kwasik. The book was prepared after VI Scientific Conference of Young Researchers „Challenges of New Media”, organized by Institute of Media Education and Journalism at Faculty of Theology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, on December, 10th 2014. Read More …

Basic Approaches to Media Education in Russia. Sociocultural and Methodological Aspects

The articles presents a brief review of basic approaches to media education in Russia from the genesis to present-day conditions of Russian media pedagogy. The historical analysis of media education in Russia has shown that Russian media education tradition relies on several dominant theoretical approaches such as the semiotic, culturological, aesthetic, ethical, sociocultural and critical thinking development conceptions. Contemporary researches focus on studying media culture, various media effects and forms of media addiction, Internet safety and digital competences. Future research prospects of media education in Russia involve further development of scientific media education centers and schools promoting the investigation of urgent theoretical and practical media pedagogy issues. Read More …

Review of the book Dziecko w mediach

Dziecko w mediach (Child in the Media) is a collective monograph edited by Magdalena Butkiewicz Ph.D., Aleksandra Gralczyk Ph.D. and Rev. Krzysztof Marcyński SAC Ph.D. The book was prepared after scientific conference Child in the Media, organized by Institute of Media Education and Journalism at Faculty of Theology of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, on May, 8th 2013. Monograph consists of six parts and 29 scientific articles, and has 530 pages. The main theme of the monograph is a functioning of the media in a child’s life, in various aspects (educational, legal) and types of the media (television, press, advertising and radio). Read More …

Legal Snapshots: Is This for Real?

The article provides the results of the multidisciplinary research in the field of legal snapshots, based on the comparative analyze of mutually connected definitions, such as Legal Stagings, Legal Culture, Film-in-Law, Legal Cinema, freedom of press, right of publicity, right of privacy etc. Read More …

The Practice of media education in the Hungarian schools

We are interpreting the concept of Hungarian media education in a wide range: we observed the professional work of the courses, the solutions of the course concentration, the curricular and extracurricular activities. The observation was completed with three focus group interviews recorded on film- according to the conversations with the parents. Read More …

Strategies of moving image comprehension of students in primary and secondary education

The research was based on a survey method of enquiry. We were looking for answers to the following questions: What strategies of moving image comprehension do participants use? Are there differences in social status in the level of comprehension of moving images? Are there differences between students whose education consists of the ‘moving image culture and media literacy’ module, and those whose does not? What typical levels of media literacy can be located amongst students? What tasks of development can we identify? Read More …

The political (in)dependence of the media in Lithuania

Analysis presented in this paper shows that significant part of the Lithuanian media subjects (especially in the municipalities) are controlled by politicians and some – by authority institutions. Another form of political influence on the media subjects is finances allocated by the State, municipal institutions and political parties to the media organizations in order to publicize their activities (or publish advertising) – which often provide guaranties of more favorable news media content for the allocators of financial resources. There are only individual economically capable and independent media organizations (national and local) that administer the media which provide relatively comprehensive and unbiased political picture. The claim of the article is that the level of political parallelism of the Lithuanian media system tends to be high. Read More …

Imre Szíjártó and his three media educational films. Warsaw experience

Imre Szíjártó, Ph. D. – with his students and cooperators – has prepared three media educational films: (1) A moral tale: Budapest Night and Day, (2) Zoboomafoo with the Kraft Brothers, or the media representation of reality and (3) “The author is dead. Long live the author!” The creative “I” in the moving image. These are records of Imre’s lessons with three groups of students: moving and media culture, andragogy and social pedagogy, and also geography. Films are a part of educational programme Developing Media Literacy Teaching methods class with the students…, realized in 2013 by EKF Department of Moving Image Studies, funded by the European Social Fund – TAMOP-4.2.2.C-II/1/KONV 4.2. Media literacy, media usage, media consumption in divers socio-cultural environments. A short impression and review. Read More …

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