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Analyzing Media Representations


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Professor Hobbs offers a workshop to students enrolled in Kayon Murray's Social Justice in Education class.

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Analyzing Media Representations

  1. 1. Analyzing MEDIA Representations Professor Renee Hobbs
  2. 2.  Introduction  Media literacy as an expanded conceptualization of literacy  Activity 1: Walk the Line: Identify and discuss 10 types of "fake news"  Activity 2: Analyze media with critical questions  Activity 3: View and comment on media representations  Reflect on Five Key Concepts for Media Literacy Education  Strategies for embedding media literacy concepts and instructional practices in the K-12 curriculum  Learn more:
  3. 3. Media systems are expanding
  4. 4. Literacy is expanding
  5. 5. Media literacy is an expanded conceptualization of literacy Listening + Speaking Reading + Writing Analyzing Media + Creating Media
  6. 6. Media literacy is the sharing of meaning through symbols
  7. 7. Walk the Line 1. Racial, ethnic and gender stereotypes are more commonly found in partisan news media than in entertainment television. 2. Conspiracy theories and pseudoscience are harmful for historically marginalized groups. 3. Some forms of fake news can help people become more aware of the dangers of media stereotypes.
  8. 8. The Power of Critical Questions
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  10. 10. Key Concepts of Media Literacy
  11. 11. Professor Renee Hobbs Department of Communication Studies Media Education Lab Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Email: Twitter: @reneehobbs