Our 2023 favorites: From Cronkite to TikTok, media literacy is evolving across generations
The Disrupted team is welcoming the new year by choosing a few of the episodes we loved from 2023. We have so many favorites that we couldn't reair all of them, but these are a few that we wanted to listen back to.
This week, Producer Wayne Edwards chose our episode on media literacy. We look at how media is understood across generations and why media literacy is more than just identifying misinformation on the news or social media. Global media literacy educator Dr. Belinha De Abreu talks about the evolving relationship between people and the platforms they use. She also explains Connecticut's policy surrounding media literacy education. Later in the show, we hear a roundtable discussion with college journalism students as we learn how they approach finding accurate news.
- Dr. Belinha De Abreu: President of the International Council for Media Literacy and professor at Sacred Heart University; author of over 13 books including, most recently, “Media Literacy for Justice: Lessons for Changing the World”
- Tyler Wells: senior journalism major at the University of New Haven, Editor-in-Chief of The Charger Bulletin campus newspaper
- Faith Arcuri: junior at the University of New Haven majoring in journalism who writes for The Charger Bulletin
- Julie Dunn: junior at Sacred Heart University majoring in media arts with a concentration of TV, film and media
- Colin Moura: sophomore at Sacred Heart University majoring in media arts, Photography Editor of campus newspaper The Spectrum
Special thanks to our interns Melody Rivera and Elizabeth Van Arnam who hosted the roundtable discussion.
This episode originally aired April 5, 2023.