media in general

Mapping Digital Media: Estonia

The Mapping Digital Media project assesses the global opportunities and risks that are created for media by the following developments:

* the switch-over from analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting;
* growth of new media platforms as sources of news;
* convergence of traditional broadcasting with telecommunications.

Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any
media system should provide—news about political, economic and social affairs. The Mapping Digital Media
reports are produced by local researchers and partner organizations in each country.

Table of contents: 

Mapping Digital Media 4
Executive Summary 6
Context 11
Social Indicators 12
Economic Indicators 14
1. Media Consumption: The Digital Factor . 15
1.1 Digital Take-up 15
1.2 Media Preferences 19
1.3 News Providers 21
1.4 Assessments 25
2. Digital Media and Public or State-administered Broadcasters . 27
2.1 Public Service and State Institutions . 27
2.2 Public Service Provision 33
2.3 Assessments 34
3. Digital Media and Society 36
3.1 User-Generated Content (UGC) . 36
3.2 Digital Activism 40
3.3 Assessments 44
4. Digital Media and Journalism 45
4.1 Impact on Journalists and Newsrooms . 45
4.2 Investigative Journalism 49
4.3 Social and Cultural Diversity .52
4.4 Political Diversity 54
4.5 Assessments 55
5. Digital Media and Technology 56
5.1 Broadcasting Spectrum 56
5.2 Digital Gatekeeping 58
5.3 Telecommunications 60
5.4 Assessments 60
6. Digital Business 62
6.1 Ownership 62
6.2 Media Funding 66
6.3 Media Business Models 69
6.4 Assessments 72
7. Policies, Laws, and Regulators 74
7.1 Policies and Laws 74
7.2 Regulators 76
7.3 Government Interference .78
7.4 Assessments 78
8. Conclusions 80
8.1 Media Today 80
8.2 Media Tomorrow 81
List of Abbreviations, Figures, Tables, and Companies . 82

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Urmas Loit (lead reporter) Andra Siibak (reporter for section 3

Year

2014

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86 pages

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SignMedia - Interactive learning resource

This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.

The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.

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Christine Jolly, international SignMedia project, lead by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

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HeSCA Media Festivals

HeSCA Media Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media promoted by the Health and Science Communications Association. Their goal is to showcase and recognize individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.
A select number of the productions entered in the competition are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, in Arizona. The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience. For the Video Festival there are six categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) / Medical Health Reports (MHR).

Digital Ethnography, a Vision of Students Today

This blog is maintained by a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.

In 2007 Dr. Michael Wesch and a group of students of Kansas State University published two videos. They introduce themselves as: “a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.” The video “A Vision of Students Today” gives a look into what students are really using technology for… where students are really spending their time: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119Related:
- Showcase / Mediated Culture, http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm
- video of 2007, summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. The video was created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.

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What this is
What this isn’t
How this document was created
Media literacy education
Use of media in education vs. media literacy education
Copyright: a contentious climate
Fair use and education
Fair use
The tyranny of guidelines and experts
Code of best practices in fair use for media literacy education
• General points about principles
• Principles
Common myths about fair use

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Adobe Reader, Flash

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media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and Temple University

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2003

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20 pages

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Digital Library >Technology >Video

The EdITLib Digital Library is your source for peer-reviewed and published articles and papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.

The New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media literacy - the ability to critically consume and create media - is an essential skill in today's world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

Table of contents: 

Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
The language of persuasion
Deconstructing media
Deconstruction gallery
Creating counter-ads
Looking beyond the frame
Making media
Independent media
Taking action
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QuickTime

Media Literacy Clearinghouse

A web site designed for K-12 educators who want to:
- learn more about media literacy
- integrate it into classroom instruction
- help students read the media
- help students become more media aware

Media Smart

Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
Our materials use real examples of advertising to teach core media literacy skills.

Table of contents: 

Kids
• About us
• Games
• House Hippo
• Quiz
• What do you think?
• Downloads

Parents
• Media Glossary
• Media literacy and your child
• Tell us what you think

Teachers
• Our materials
• Media literacy skills & curriculum links
• Order our materials
• Evaluation Research
• Feedback

About
• Media literacy core skills and learning objectives
• Key documents on media literacy
• Expert group
• Our research
• Supporters
• What others say about us
• Take up in schools
• Facts and figures
• Reviews
• Watch our infomercial
• FAQs
• Contact us

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Adobe Reader, Flash

Archive's Moving Images library

This is the web site of the Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download.The Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

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Including:
# Open Educational Resources and university lectures with reviews (http://www.archive.org/details/education
). Many of these lectures are available for download.
# Open Source movies (http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies) where users can post and discuss their own videos.
# Numerous documentaries, videos, vlogs, … which could fit in a curriculum.

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