Media Literacy

Media Literacy
In the modern world, media education is examined as a process of development of personality with a help and on materials of mass media. It is used with the purpose to form communication culture with mass media, to form creative, communicative capabilities, critical thinking, and abilities of valuable perception, interpretation, analysis and estimation of media texts, to teach the different forms of self-expression through media technique. Media literacy helps a man actively to use possibilities of the informative field of television, radio, video, cinema, press, Internet and it helps person to understand the language of media culture better.

Thinking about media literacy, I understand that not all media content increase my level of media literacy and many of them even provide more confusion about the meaning of media messages. It has a place in our media sphere because different broadcasts or print medias give people incorrect information and influence on public opinion in such way. Sometimes it is hard to define truthfulness of presented facts and people cannot form own right opinion about discussed question. Some media succeed best if the consumer remains illiterate, because media literate people are influential power against existed order of things in the world. It has a place in different presentations of armed conflicts, for example, and population of different countries only say that armed conflicts are bad conflicts, but they do not know why and what is necessary do with an aim to help people who decide to solve their problems in such destructive way.

Thus, basing on all above presented information it is possible to conclude that media literacy is important part of our life. A media competent person possesses the developed capacity for perception, analysis, estimation and creation of media texts, to understanding of sociocultural and political context of functioning of mass media in the modern world; life of such people in society and world is connected with civil responsibility.

Works cited:

Covington, William. Creativity in Teaching Media Literacy. International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. 31, 2004.
Hobbs, Renee. The Power of Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Afterimage, Vol. 37, 2009.

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