Media Literacy in the Time of Covid

Autori/Curatori Julian McDougall, Lee Edwards, Karen Fowler-Watt
Anno di pubblicazione 2021 Fascicolo 2021/62 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 19 P. 50-68 Dimensione file 317 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2021-062004
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In the early stages of the pandemic, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world was not only fighting coronavirus «but our enemy is also the growing surge of misinformation» (Associated Press, 28.3.20). Media literacy in the time of Covid is situated at an intersection between its value as an educational inoculation against misinformation in general and the urgency of a rapid response to misinformation about the virus. Media literacy in this context takes on a role in public health. This article reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of media liter-acy in both contexts, collating findings from reviews conducted for the UK De-partment for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), European Commisssion, US Em-bassy and UK Office of Communications (OFCOM), together with a rapid evi-dence analysis of media literacy with an applied, specific focus on ‘Covid fake news’.

Keywords:media literacy, misinformation, Covid-19, public health.

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Julian McDougall, Lee Edwards, Karen Fowler-Watt, Media Literacy in the Time of Covid in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 62/2021, pp 50-68, DOI: 10.3280/SC2021-062004