Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



The latest issue of Media and Communication has just published a special issue entitled: Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward. Peer-reviewed, many of the articles refer to digital media and information literacy. All the articles are open access and free to download. Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward (2019, Volume 7, Issue 2) Edited by […]

Media Literacy


In our latest guest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, discusses the UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms, which is available in full here. Recognising libraries as one of the key stakeholders to be involved in the formulation of the strategy, the paper includes a […]



Dr Konstantina (Dina) Martzoukou and Katrina Woods of Robert Gordon University would like to invite you to ‘Mindsets: Information, Digital & Media Literacy’, an open network that is available via OneHE. To join the ‘Mindsets’ network please visit: http://eepurl.com/ge1caT ‘Mindsets’ is an open online network, which aims to engage educators, students, librarians, learning/ teaching support professionals and policy-makers in critical discussions and […]

News


In this guest blog post, Philip Russell, Convenor of the Library Association of Ireland Literacies Committee and member of Media Literacy Ireland, provides an overview of the Be Media Smart Campaign (18th March – 7th April 2019). The Library Association of Ireland was approached in December 2018 by Media Literacy Ireland (MLI), with a view to how the Association could partner […]

Media Literacy


A new Irish public awareness campaign has been launched to coincide with European Media Literacy Week (18-22 March 2019), to help people identify sources of information that may be unreliable, as well as deliberately false or misleading information. The campaign will call on people of all ages to Be Media Smart and Stop, Think, and Check that information they see, […]

Media Literacy


The Council of Europe is currently conducting a survey that is looking for examples of activities and projects that promote media and information literacy (MIL) skills linked to quality journalism. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, are encouraging those of you who know of, or are responsible for, such projects to respond to the survey if you can, as the output […]



Stéphane Goldstein, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on Emerging directions for IL research, which took place on October 29th in London as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.         Global MIL Week was marked in London with a seminar at UCL on 29 […]

Event


Jacqueline Geekie, Public Library Representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG), has kindly provided a report on the recent event on “Digital competencies for digital citizenship: an emerging agenda for students, academics and libraries in partnership”, which took place on October 31st in Aberdeen as part of UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week. Additional reports on the ILG’s other […]



This week is Global Media and Information Literacy Week! The annual Global MIL Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of “MIL for all”. Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders […]