On Tuesday, I had the awesome honor and privilege to chat with Joy Reid, MSNBC correspondent and host of AMJoy, about her definitions of diversity, and the experience of teaching diversity and inclusion classes to the next generation of media producers through Newhouse.
Media literacy “is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms” (Center for Media Literacy), and is a core tenet at the Newhouse School. However, for those that teach media, especially at a professional school whose graduates go on to produce media, the working definition of media literacy and its deployment in the classroom is a much more complicated and nuanced endeavor. For Media Literacy Week, sponsored by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), I asked several of my colleagues…
What does media literacy mean to you and how do you bring it into the classroom?
I was interviewed for the MIT alumni website slice.mit.edu. Check it out!
From Self-Worth to the Selfie
I will be teaching a master class at the Chautauqua Institute on the Psychology of Fake News on Tuesday, August 15. You can sign up here: chq.org/season/take-a-class.
Full Description: Fake news is not new. Its current incarnation is the outcome of several legislative, social, and technological shifts over the past 150 years, including but not limited to business strategies, media industry deregulation, audience fragmentation, and communication technologies that make every consumer into a producer. This talk outlines the relationship between audiences and media, explores how newspaper, broadcast, and digital journalism deploy psychological needs to garner ratings, and describes journalistic strategies that promote media literacy. CORSBIEMASSAY CHQ2017
You can see the full interview for #journalismmatters at NewhouseSU HERE.