Join us and local author Sue Ellen Christian in an all-ages, interactive talk about the way we consume media and its effect on our lives.
In this graphic guide to media literacy, award-winning educator Sue Ellen Christian offers an accessible, informed and lively look at consuming and creating media intentionally and critically. Teens and parents, come together to learn more about the ways you both navigate digital spaces!
This interactive book uses discussion prompts, writing exercises, key terms, online links and even origami, readers are provided with a framework from which to critically consume and create media in their everyday lives. Chapters examine news literacy, online activism, digital inequality, privacy, social media and identity, global media corporations and beyond, giving readers a nuanced understanding of the key concepts and concerns at the core of media literacy.
Concise, creative and curated, this book highlights the cultural, political and economic dynamics of media in our contemporary society, and how consumers can mindfully navigate their daily media use.
Sue Ellen Christian is a professor of communication at Western Michigan University. She was the 2016 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year and has received the highest honor for teaching from her institution. She is an award-winning former Chicago Tribune staff writer and the author of Overcoming Bias: A Journalist's Guide to Culture and Context.