Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It? - Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October

18 October 2017

Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It? - Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October

‘Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It? conference is brought to you by The Centre for Critical Media Literacy on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October 2017 at DIT Aungier street campus. This conference was organised in partnership by Dr Harry Browne, School of Media (DIT College of Arts & Tourism) Deborah Brennan, School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (DIT College of Engineering & Built Environment) along with Dr Olivia Freeman and Dr Brendan O’Rourke from the School of Marketing (DIT College of Business). 

The conference will bring together policy, community and scholarly perspectives, with papers from a diverse range of pertinent subject areas, including social media, affective networking, changing news discourses, online privacy and surveillance, new and evolving cultural forms and formations, media education/pedagogy, access/engagement, and computing for social and information networks. Themed sessions will include: critical understanding of ‘experts’; media literacy as a classroom subject; and the ‘computational turn’ in the creation and understanding of media phenomena.

Dr Richard Barbrook, academic, activist and Jeremy Corbyn's ‘Digital Guru’ will give the keynote Critical Media Literacy and Digital Democracy on Friday evening (6pm to 8pm - room 4-027) with responses from Niamh Sweeney, Facebook and Martina Chapman, Media Literacy Consultant. This session is free and open to the public.

Registration is not required for the free Friday-evening session featuring Dr Richard Barbrook, however, to attend Saturday's sessions registration is required. 


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