“Everyday Media Literacy: An Analog Guide for Your Digital Life,” is a graphic guide to media literacy, written by award-winning educator Sue Ellen Christian. The book offers students an accessible and informed look at how they can consume and create media intentionally and critically. The textbook offers timely examples and relevant activities to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to assess all media, including news and information.Readers are provided with a framework from which to critically consume and create media in their everyday lives. Chapters examine news literacy, online activism, digital inequality, privacy, social media and identity, global media corporations and beyond, giving readers a nuanced understanding of the key concepts and concerns at the core of media literacy.
Concise, creative and curated, this book highlights the cultural, political and economic dynamics of media in our contemporary society, and how consumers can mindfully navigate their daily media use. Everyday Media Literacy is perfect for students (and educators) of media literacy, journalism, education and media effects looking to build their understanding in an engaging way.
The publication was translated into Albanian as part of the project “Developing media and information literacy in Albanian universities,” financially supported by Public Affairs’ Office of the US Embassy in Tirana. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are only those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the State Department.