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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.

The Centre for Critical Media Literacy (CCML) at Dublin Institute of Technology recently hosted its second annual conference, 'Taking Back the Web', and an inclusive family-friendly parallel event, 'Making the Web'. About 200 people attended across the full programme. 

On Friday evening, October 19th, there was an opening keynote address by veteran Irish journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne, with responses from artist and activist Grace Dyas, author Gavan Titley of Maynooth University, and DIT student and journalist Nikki Murphy. On Saturday, October 20th, there were presentations by a wide range of national and international thinkers.  

'Making the Web' was part of the CCML's efforts to develop models for participatory research and inclusion. Based on universal design for learning, it featured workshops and talks for all abilities of participants, including people with intellectual disabilities.

Leah Hilliard's spoken-word performance 'Age of Loneliness' and Colin Murphy's new short play, 'Make America Great Again', were performed during the weekend.

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.

Previous 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. 




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