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Chapter 1: Why Increase Media Literacy?
Paul Mihailidis and Benjamin Thevenin. Media Literacy as a Core Competency for Engaged Citizenship in Participatory Democracy. American Behavioral Scientist, November 2013; vol. 57, 11: pp. 1611–1622; first published on May 31, 2013. https://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/rbtfl/IuyrVitoFvmzQ/full
This article explores media literacy as a core competency for engaged citizenship in participatory democracy. It combines new models of engaged and citizenship and participatory politics with frameworks for digital and media literacy education, to develop a framework for media literacy as a core political competency for active, engaged, and participatory citizenship.
Why is media literacy discussed as important for engaged citizenship in this article?
What are some ways in which increased media literacy contributes to more engaged citizenship?