Media Literacy’s Role in Social Justice and Empowerment

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Many scholars have noted that education on media literacy is increasingly important as social and digital media become bigger parts of people’s lives.

On this episode of Newhouse Impact, Newhouse Communications Professor Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian and Mass Communications Doctoral Student Shannon Burth expand the notion of media literacy beyond simply understanding the more about the media we consume. Their research also examines the ability to use media, to act and be empowered, and their importance as tools for social justice. They further include understanding the spread of AI and algorithms that increasingly control what is presented in various media.