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.
The Centre for Critical Media Literacy (CCML) at Dublin Institute of Technology has extended the deadline for proposals for papers and panels at its second annual conference.
With societies experiencing a widespread loss of trust in ‘surveillance capitalism’, how can a genuinely critical media literacy help to analyse and transform the relationship between personal and civic data and corporate profit? What alternatives — social, political, economic and technological — already exist, and what further innovations can we generate?
Proposals are welcome from various disciplines, on themes including but not limited to: computation for social, gaming and information networks; participation and engagement; legacy media in perpetual ‘crisis’; social-media institutions and platforms; and pedagogy in and beyond media studies.
The CCML is seeking to develop models for participatory research and universal access. Alongside the conference, the centre will host a parallel event, based on universal design, for maximum participation from communities that are often excluded from academic events. Abstracts and panel proposals, of no more than 250 words in length, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 6th, 2018.
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 Barbrook, Prof 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 has been published based on papers given at the conference.
Contact email@example.com from the School of Media or firstname.lastname@example.org from the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies for further information about the work of the centre
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