Title

Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education

ISBN

9781452292243

Abstract

At the turn of the 21st century, as the explosion of digital media propelled the country headlong into a new technological revolution, American K–12 education experienced a marked shift toward standardized testing and corporate organization. More than a decade later, the digital revolution has transformed American culture as our daily lives have become more media-saturated, technologically driven, and globally interconnected. As evidenced in the July 2013 media attitudes survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, digital media has revolutionized the way we obtain and share information. While 69% of Americans still look to television as a main source of national and international news, the percentage of the general public ...

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