“The Media and Me”
“Be Bold America!” Sunday,March 26, 2023 at 5:00pm (PDT)
Media shape our sense of who we are, what we value, and our place in the world.
Against the backdrop of pundits and politicians promoting fearful understandings of “fake news,” and the negative impacts of social media.
The book, “The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy” empowers readers to become savvy media users, who can analyze claims, see through manipulation, and recognize when political or economic interests drive the media we use.
For this program, we will be interviewing one of ten authors of this timely and imperative book.
Dr. Allison Butler is Director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Communication. Dr. Butler also co-directs the grassroots organization, Mass Media Literacy, where she develops and runs teacher trainings for the inclusion of critical media literacy in K-12 schools. She is the author of numerous articles and books on media literacy, including Educating Media Literacy and Key Scholarship in Media Literacy.