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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 diversity, and to an understanding of media literacy in wider social, economic and political contexts. Its mission includes scientifically informed and timely studies of the changing technologies that are used in media production, distribution and consumption.

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: The deadline has now passed for the DIT College of Arts and Tourism scholarship for a four-year PhD working on a community-based media-literacy project. Watch this website for news about the project as it unfolds – and hopefully for more opportunities for research and outreach with the centre.


Past event and forthcoming 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 Buckingham, Niamh 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 will be published based on papers given at the conference. See this website for further details as they emerge, and contact from the School of Media or from the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies for further information about the work of the centre. 




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