Mass media, speciﬁcally news media, engage in agenda-setting as part of the CH01_SEVE.3350.cp01.p001-032.qxp 4/2/12 9:55 AM Page 14 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES 15 On September 20, 2013, the first-ever Symposium on the Historical Roots of Media Literacy was held at Through the years, print media evolved to include entertainment, educational topics and more, instead of only conveying news. Introduction to Mass Media - 1st year Introduction to the public arts and the individual in broadcasting, journalism and advertising. The media play an indispensable role in the proper functioning of a democracy. 2. Mass media topics: Argumentative essay 1. There has been recent debate about whether the media accurately presents information and whether people can trust the media. Susanna Hornig Priest, Doing Media Research: An Introduction (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010), 96–98. Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a “combination of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices required to access, analyse, evaluate, use, produce, and communicate information and knowledge in creative, legal and ethical ways that respect human rights” (Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy, 2012). Mass media and stereotypes You might focus your argument on mass media in general or one specific form of media, such as cable news or newspapers. Trustworthiness of mass media. Media Studies Reader - O’Sullivan, Tim and Jewkes,Yvonne – editors (2003) (London, Arnold) The Media in Britain - Stokes, Jane and Reading, Anna – editors (1999) (London, Plagrave) Phone: +44 … Enables students to identify and analyze messages and images to which they are exposed as consumers of goods and services and as recipients of information from various sources, including print and electronic. Primary sources refer to documents or other items that provide first-hand, eyewitness accounts of events.For example, if you are studying the civil rights movement, a newspaper article published the day after the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march and a memoir written by someone who participated in the march would both be considered primary sources. Keywords: media literacy, media education, history, archives, symposium In this special issue on the History of Media Literacy we look at topics in media literacy education from the past 40 years and also explore future directions for the field. The journal of the International Association of Media and History, published online by Taylor and Francis, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television is a useful tool for the historical film scholar as it includes contributors and topics across a broad range of disciplines. This guide is an introduction to selected resources available for historical research. A Brief History of Printing Around the year 932, Chinese printers adapted wood blocks, which had been used to print illustrations and small amounts of text, and started producing popular books more easily. Researchers have studied online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft , in this manner. It covers both primary sources (such as diaries, letters, newspaper articles, photographs, government documents and first-hand accounts) and secondary materials (such as books and articles written by historians and devoted to the analysis and interpretation of historical events and evidence).