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Understanding Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the Digital Age: A Question of Democracy

by Ulla Carlsson (ed.) (2019)

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Published 2019 by the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy at University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO.

Many of the societal issues of today have to do with digitization and, not least, the ongoing transformation of the media and communication culture.We are now at a point that may be described as ‘the end of the digital beginning’. Following a period of optimism - especially the hopes that it would increase citizen engagement and participation - problems have surfaced. This is the starting point for this book.

The book consists of three parts. In the first part, a number of articles of a more general nature discuss media and information literacy (MIL) in a variety of contexts as well as courses of development on national, regional and global levels. The focus in the second part is on Sweden. The articles in this part present current research findings, policy decisions and political initiatives, and some examples of ‘best practices’ in the MIL area. The third part presents a new approach to MIL in a context of social change and Agenda 2030.

This book was launched at the UNESCO Global MIL Week Feature Conference in Gothenburg, 24 September 2018.

Edited by Ulla Carlsson, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy at University of Gothenburg

ToC:

Foreword  7

PART I. APPROACHES TO MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY (MIL)  9

1. MIL in the Cause of Social Justice and Democratic Rule
   / Ulla Carlsson  11

2. Whither MIL: Thoughts for the Road Ahead
   / Guy Berger  25 

3. Media and Information Literacy: Field of Knowledge, Concepts and History
   / Ulla Carlsson  37

4. A Curriculum for MIL Teaching and Learning
   / Divina Frau-Meigs  57

5. How to Organize Media and Information Literacy (MIL) on the National Level?
   / Ulla Carlsson  67

PART II. MIL: KNOWLEDGE, POLICIES, POLITICS, AND PRACTICES: THE CASE OF SWEDEN  75

6. Super-connected and Rarely Online: Results from the Survey Swedes and Internet
   / Cia Bohlin  77

7. Mapping Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in Sweden: Public policies, activities and stakeholders
   / Martina Wagner  87

CURRENT RESEARCH  97

8. Digital Sociality, Groups and the Emotional Imprint of Algorithmic Patterns
   / Anja Hirdman  99

9. Young People’s Political Engagement in the New Media Landscape
   / Mats Ekström and Adam Shehata  103

10. How Do You Trust? On infrastructural meaning-making and the need for self-reflection
   / Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin  107

11. Media and Information Literacy in News Feeds and Education
   / Thomas Nygren 113

12. Negotiating and Resisting Digital Media in Young Children’s Everyday Life: An ethnographic study
   / Helena Sandberg, Ulrika Sjöberg and Ebba Sundin  119

13. Digitization of Schools and EducationThe case of Sweden
   / Catarina Player-Koro  127

14. Film Literacy in a Digital Era
   / Linda Sternö and Klara Björk 133

15. Insights of Hindsight: On past and present uses of film for future media and information literacy
   / Mats Jönsson  139

16. MIL: A Collaborative Project Between Teachers and Librarians
   / Monika Johansson and Tobias Ruhtenberg  145

17. Rebalancing MIL: The revised Swedish curriculum and the emerging media citizen in a new media ecology
   / Michael Forsman  149

POLITICS AND POLICY 157

18. Media and Information, the New Literacy: Coordinating the concentrated national effort
   / Anette Novak 159

19. The Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority: Regulation of Swedish media and how the Authority promotes MIL
   / Charlotte Ingvar-Nilsson, Helena Söderman and Tove de Vries  165

20. Media and Information Literacy and Democratic Dialogue: A Swedish Government Commission
   / Carl Heath and Henrik Selin  171

21. Media and Information Literacy and Digital Competences in Libraries
   / Kerstin Olsson  177

22. Media Literacy and the Libraries: Proposal for a National Library Strategy
   / Erik Fichtelius  181

23. Film Literacy: Lifelong Learning
   / Christina Preisler Schedin  185

24. Promoting Media and Information Literacy in Sweden: How a UNESCO National Commission can push the national agenda forward
   / Mats Djurberg and Emma Jansson  189

BEST PRACTICES 193

25. Public Service Media: An Important MIL ActorUR guides towards media awareness
   / Sofia Wadensjö Karén and Gabriella Thinsz  195

26. Everything Is New. Nothing Has Changed: MIL in a changing news media landscape
   / Jeanette Gustafsdotter and Henrik Nyberg  201

27. Media and Information Literacy: New Roles for Learning in Libraries
   / Åke Nygren  207

28. The Digidel Network: Digital inclusion – from “on/off” to media and information literacy
   / Ann Wiklund and Terese Raymond  213

29. Real Case Journalism and Media Literacy in Schools: How to move away from source criticism toward creating trust and understanding of the fundaments of democracy
   / Brit Stakston  219

30. Learning by Doing: MIL in all school subjects thanks to an educational publishing tool
   / Lotta Bergseth and Jenny Sköld  225

31. Design for DemocracyCode, playfulness and interactive tools
   / Martin Törnros  229

32. We Are All Stories: MIL in practice: Film
   / Fredrik Holmberg, Julia Lagergren, Johan Holmberg, Linnea Fant and Mikael Kowalski  235

PART III. A NEW APPROACH TO MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY (MIL): A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE  239

33. Media and Information Literacy Expansion (MILX) Reaching Global Citizens with MIL and other Social Competencies
   / Alton Grizzle and Masatoshi Hamada  241

Authors  263.

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Understanding Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the Digital Age: A Question of Democracy.
Ed. by Ulla Carlsson [1950-].
Göteborg: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG), University of Gothenburg, 2019, 266 p.
ISBN 9789188212870 (pb.)
ISBN 9789188212894 (pdf)
[Open access:]
https://jmg.gu.se/digitalAssets/1742/1742676_understanding-media-pdf-ori...
www.jmg.gu.se/understandingmil