20/10/2017 - 21/10/2017
The DIT Centre for Critical Media Literacy will host a conference, ‘Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It?’, on October 20th and 21st 2017. The conference aims to address the following questions: What does it mean to foster critical media literacy, and whose interests should it serve? How important are categories such as class, age, ethnicity and intellectual disability to the question of who has access to and agency in social flows of communication and information?
The keynote speaker on Friday October 20th will be Dr Richard Barbrook, academic, activist and Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Digital Guru’. (This session will be free and open to the public.) Other confirmed speakers at the conference include: Prof David Buckingham, one of the world’s leading authorities on young people and media; Martina Chapman, who has led media-literacy projects at the BBC, Ofcom, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and across Europe; Sheena Horgan, a consultant on youth and ethical marketing; and Niamh Sweeney, head of policy at Facebook Ireland.
DCU FuJo will be represented by Eileen Culloy with a presentation examining the capacity of journalism students and digital natives to identify online misinformation and Eugenia Siapera who will co-present research on the use of social-media during the Irish Water protests. Additional DCU presentations include Paul O’Neil on ‘Practice what we preach: tactical media art as a form of political resistance’ and Ricardo Castellini da Silva on ‘The media in the classroom:’
For more information, visit the conference website.