Theme: Media Literacy (Resources)

Article: “Media Matters”, publication launched by “The Global Forum for Media Development”

The Global Forum for Media Development has launched a publication “Media Matters – GFMD 2009-2011” setting out its arguments for making media a central part of development policy and highlighting how the GFMD has created real co-operation within the media development sector. “Media Matters – GFMD 2009-2011” looks at how free, independent media have a positive impact on economic development and good governance; it raises issues of new technology and what that means for media development and it offers new approaches to evaluating the impact of media assistance work. The publication includes articles by Mark Nelson of the World Bank Institute, William Orme of the UN Human Development Report, Aidan White and others. An electronic version is available online at the GFMD web site: http://tinyurl.com/d739oqn

Article: "Reach! Engage! Change!": MDI Media Relations Handbook for CSOs

Keywords: International, Arabic, media relations, civil society, diversity in general, minorities, journalism, media in general, guide, handbook, manual, resources for media, resources for CSOs “Reach! Engage! Change!” is an online media relations guide for civil society organisations publishyed by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI). The first published version is in Arabic. The author of the handbook is Danica Dasha Ilic, a freelance journalist and media trainer. Nawel Hafid Guellal, Founder & Executive Director of Human Development Network (HDN), wrote a preface to the Algerian edition. The handbook was translated by Farouk Tazerouti. This edition has been partially based on “A Media Relations Handbook for Non-Governmental Organisations” by the author Sarah Silver, published by MDI and the Independent Journalism Foundation in 2003.  With updated content and new chapters dedicated to digital forms of communication, MDI believes that it has produced a new handbook that will be useful to a new generation of civil society activists. The potential readership of the handbook is not limited to CSO activists only. On the contrary, it can be useful for media professionals and journalists too. Reach, Eengage, Change" Media Relations Handbook for CSOs.pdf      

Article: 12 Steps to Opening up the Newspaper

Keywords: International, media ethics & diversity, guide, report, study, initiatives/projects, social diversity models To diversify, to open up coverage, to grow, to move fast, newspapers are beginning to discover they need to make big changes. I call these broad moves toward new people, practices and products the creation of The Open Newspaper. Article by Eric Newton - The Freedom Forum. 12 Steps to Opening up the Newspaper.doc  

Article: Adventures in Television - The Youth Media Literacy Adventure

Keywords: International, English, education, media education, children & youth, media literacy. 'Adventures in Television' is a complete how-to-kit, from the United States, for putting on a media literacy through television summer camp for youth of any age. The kit includes all of the materials needed to create an exciting and stimulating day-camp experience, from the weekly schedule to step by step instructions on securing grants and sponsorships. 'Adventures in Television' has been developed by Portland Community Media, a cable access and community media education centre, which aims to promote participation in civic life through community media. For more information visit: www.adventuresintv.org

 

Article: Albert Bandura – Education Entertainment

Keywords: International, English, article, ethics, entertainment education, report, methodology, guide, education, AIDS & Health, media literacy, media ethics & diversity, resource for all, print Albert Bandura’s social cognitive theory is the foundation of television and radio talk shows that have changed the lives of millions. You will find some good examples along this article written by Deborah Smith for “Monitor Staff”. Albert Bandura - Education Entertainment [EN].doc    

 

Article: Ask These 10 Questions to Make Good Ethical Decisions

Keywords: International, media ethics & diversity, training/education materials, resources for media/trainers Ask These 10 Questions to Make Good Ethical Decisions, by Bob Steele, The Poynter Institute. Ask These 10 Questions to Make Good Ethical Decisions Ask these 10 Questions.doc

Article: Covering Diversity: A Resource and Training Manual for African Journalists

Keywords: Africa, manual, media ethics & diversity, training material, resources for media/trainers Prepared by The Panos Institute, The Independent Journalism Centre (Lagos), and our partner organisation the Centre for War, Peace and the News Media at New York University, 2000. Covering Diversity- A Resource and Training Manual for African Journalists .pdf

Article: Cultural diversity and common culture in audiovisual / Diversité culturelle et culture commune dans l’audioviduel (only in French)

Keywords: Western Europe, France, French, media, diversity in general, paper, all themes, resources for academics, print This is a French paper by the High Commission of Integration to the Prime Minister, following his demand for advice on cultural diversity and common culture in audiovisual. This paper formulates the reply to his query. Cultural Diversity and Common Culture in Audiovisual [FR].doc

Article: Cultural Diversity and Global Media, The Mediation of Difference, the book written by Eugenia Siapera

“Cultural Diversity and Global Media”, written by Eugenia Siapera, explores the relationship between  the media and multiculturalism. Maintaining that the media actively shapes and constructs understandings of cultural difference, rather than reflecting debates on cultural diversity, Eugenia Siapera argues that we must look to the media in order to understand cultural  diversity and its position in society. The interesting book offers an specific perspective and also it does: -Summarises and critically discusses current approaches to multiculturalism and the media from a global perspective -Explores both the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media. -Explores media production, representation, and consumption, incorporating arguments on their shifting roles and boundaries -Examines separately the role of the internet, which is linked to many changes in patterns of media production, representation, and to increased possibilities for diasporic and transnational communication -Contains pedagogical features to help understanding and engagement with the material, and draws upon an extensive bibliography Eugenia Siapera is lecturer in Media and Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (2007) and (with Joss Hands) At the Interface (2004).    

Article: Cultural Diversity and Global Media: The mediation of difference, book written by Eugenia Siapera, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2010.

The book explores the relationship between the media and multiculturalism. Maintaining that the media actively shapes and constructs understandings of cultural difference, rather than reflecting debates on cultural diversity, Eugenia Siapera argues that we must look to the media in order to understand cultural diversity and its position in society. The book: - summarises and critically discusses current approaches to multiculturalism and the media from a global perspective - explores both the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media - explores media production, representation, and consumption, incorporating arguments on their shifting roles and boundaries - examines separately the role of the internet, which is linked to many changes in patterns of media production, representation, and to increased possibilities for diasporic and transnational communication - contains pedagogical features to help understanding and engagement with the material, and draws upon an extensive bibliography. Eugenia Siapera is co-chair of ECREA’s Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section. She is lecturer in Media and Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the editor (with Lincoln Dahlberg) of Radical Democracy and the Internet (2007).   http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=F9NI36QX5BkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=eugenia+siapera&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RHqFT4OwFM_28QOipJzSBw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=eugenia%20siapera&f=false

 

Article: Cultural Diversity as seen by Artists

Keywords: International, Western Europe, French, diversity in general, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, artists, art, round table, all themes, resource for media, academics and NGOs The roundtable discussion brought together a cacophony of artists from all over: writers, musicians, painters, photographers, cinematographers, stylists and theatre directors - Henri Lopes (Congo), Chico Bouchikhi (Morocco), Ricardo Mosner (Argentina), Patrick De Wilde (France), Maître Fan Zeng (China), Rachid Benhadj (Algeria), Sakina M’sa (Comores) and La Lupa (Suisse). Axel Khan, expert in genetic and specialist of ethical questions gave his opinion of cultural diversity in relation to biodiversity. The debate was animated by Gora Patel, director of radio RFO.  Cultural Diversity as seen by Artists [FR].pdf

Article: Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Keywords: International, English, media development, projects, media, funding, conflict, new media, toolkit This toolkit seeks to help users design programs to support independent media. It is designed for those who may be interested in supporting media development programs, but are unclear about the whys, hows, and whens. It introduces the fundamentals of media development, provides ways to conceptualize and analyze the sector, and helps guide programming based on political economy analysis as well as individual country context. It also includes ideas on monitoring and evaluation of media development programs, suggestions for conflict environments and new media, and links to further resources. Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Article: Diversity (from the Poynter Institute)

Keywords: International, North America, English, media ethics and diversity, education, resource for academics, media and trainers A collection of media diversity related material from The Poynter Institute, the prestigious US-based school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. www.poynter.org

Article: Diversity, Globalization and the ways of Nature

Keywords: International, English, Spanish, globalization, diversity, Nature, book, culture, information, education The conquest of the Americas was the first step on the path to globalization. Today, 500 years later, we are rapidly approaching the prophecied global village and, consequently, natural and cultural uniformity.

Article: FRA: Diversity Toolkit Media

Keywords: International, Europe, [EN], handbook, visual, TV, television, broadcasting, radio, diversity in general, ethnicity, race, guide, media diversity, education, ethnicity, minorities, EU, social diversity models, resources for all Over the past ten years, a number of European public service broadcasting professionals working specifically with and for cultural and ethnic minorities, have been meeting regularly under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union’s Intercultural and Diversity Group (IDG). They have exchanged experiences and co-produced joint programmes. This Diversity Toolkit brings together the collective knowledge of these TV professionals. It concerns public broadcasters in general and news- and information programmes especially.  FRA EU Diversity Toolkit Media [EN].pdf  FRA EU Diversity Toolkit Media 2 [EN].pdf  FRA EU Media Diversity Guide [FR].pdf  FRA EU Television Diversity Guide [FR].pdf    

Article: Going back to create new roots (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, Dutch, ethnicity and national identity, youth, religion and belief, study/report, print [EN] A study done to find out how Hindu and Buddhist youth use the media to give meaning to the search to their roots. There has been looked at how the identity of Hindu and Buddhist youth is defined and how they use the media with this.

Article: Good Ideas in Newspaper Diversity

Keywords: International, North America, USA, [EN], journalism, guide, indicator, diversity in general, ethnicity, race, migrants, print, good practice, education, resources for media, resources for NGOs Tips from winners and nominees for the Robert G. McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership, compiled by the Freedom Forum. The editors were recognized for content that accurately reflects diverse communities and leadership in recruiting, developing and retaining journalists of colour  FFFAC Good Ideas in Newspaper Diversity [EN].pdf

 

Article: High Percentage Tips for Scoring a Great Interview

Keywords: International, media ethics & diversity, English, guide, training/education materials A great point by point list of things to know when looking for or preparing an interview. High percentage Tips for Scoring a Great Interview.doc

Article: HIV AIDS media guide – Africa

Keywords: International, Africa, English, French, AIDS, HIV, health, guide, all media formats, all organizations, resources for media Guide for reporting on AIDS  HIV AIDS Media Guide Africa [EN].pdf  HIV AIDS Media Guide Africa [FR].pdf    

Article: HIV AIDS media guide – Philippines

Keywords: International, Asia, Philippines, English, Tagalog, AIDS, HIV, health, guide, all media formats, all organizations, resources for media Guide for reporting on AIDS  HIV AIDS media guide philipines [EN].pdf  HIV AIDS media guide philipines [TL].pdf  

 
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