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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.


 

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 harry.browne@dit.ie from the School of Media or deborah.brennan@dit.ie from the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies for further information about the work of the centre. 

Featured Projects

http://arrow.dit.ie/icr/

Irish Communications Review: a forum for media-related research

www.theliberty.ie

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

http://clicnews.ie/

CLiCNews: an outreach project website especially for children


Featured Publications & Research Outputs