“Stop Reading Stuff!” Information overload and media literacy

Resource Author:  Charlie Beckett
Resource Date:  3/20/2010
Resource Name:  London School of Economics and Political Science
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Media Literacy is a boring phrase to describe an exciting issue. When we held a debate on it tempers became frayed, passions ran high and voice were raised in a way that is usually associated with hot political topics. Why?

It’s because there are a lot of people out there who think that the new communications tools are revolutionizing our lives in wonderful ways. There are also a lot of people who feel disturbed, excluded, threatened and even abused by the process. This is not the old Geek versus Dinosaur argument. This is a much more interesting debate about how human beings fit into media change.