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Critical Media Literacy

The Centre for Critical Media Literacy aims to facilitate a range of media research, production, learning and community engagement, with a commitment to equality and inclusion, and to an understanding of media literacy in social, economic and political contexts. Its mission includes scientific study of changing technologies of media production, distribution and consumption.

Conference programme 2018

Registration (for full conference)

'Making the Web' parallel event flyer

Registration (for 'Making the Web' parallel event)

The Centre for Critical Media Literacy (CCML) at Dublin Institute of Technology looks forward to welcoming you to its second annual conference, 'Taking Back the Web', and to a family-friendly parallel event, 'Making the Web'.

With societies experiencing a widespread loss of trust in ‘surveillance capitalism’, how can a genuinely critical media literacy help to analyse and transform the relationship between personal and civic data and corporate profit? What alternatives — social, political, economic and technological — already exist, and what further innovations can we generate?

On Friday evening, October 19th, there will be an opening keynote address by veteran Irish journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne, with responses from artist and activist Grace Dyas and others; on Saturday, October 20th, there will be presentations by a wide range of national and international thinkers. Conference registration includes the opening keynote session. 

The CCML is seeking to develop models for participatory research and universal access. Alongside the conference, the centre will host a parallel event, based on universal design, for maximum participation from communities that are often excluded from academic events. See the links above for the flyer and free registration. Conference attendees who also wish to attend the parallel event can register for both.

We're delighted to announce that Colin Murphy's new short play, 'Make America Great Again' – about a young man's dark journey into journalism – will be performed during the conference, next Saturday at 1pm, for a small extra charge.

Contact from the School of Media or from the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies for further information about the conference and the work of the centre.

Past event and publication: Thanks to all who contributed to the inaugural conference of the Centre for Critical Media Literacy at DIT on October 20th and 21st 2017. Thanks especially to our invited guests Dr Richard BarbrookProf David BuckinghamNiamh Sweeney (head of public policy at Facebook Ireland) and consultants Martina Chapman and Sheena Horgan. The conference was supported by DIT's School of Media and School of Multidisciplinary Technologies and a dedicated team of volunteer students of journalism. 

More than 30 talks across a range of disciplines were heard by more than 100 people who attended. A special edition of the peer-reviewed open-access journal Irish Communications Review has been published based on papers given at the conference. 




Tel: +353 1 402 3146

Featured Projects

Irish Communications Review: a forum for media-related research

The LIberty: student-produced news for the southwest inner city

CLiCNews: an outreach project website especially for children

Featured Publications & Research Outputs