Media Literacy in Covid times

A new article by Julian McDougall and Karwn Fowler-Watt, (Centre for excellence in Media Practice) Bournemouth University, highlights the public health role of Media Literacy in Covid times. Media Literacy is situated at an intersection between its value as an educational innoculation against misinformation in general and the urgency of a rapid response to misinformation about the virus. The article reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of media literacy collating findings from reviews conducted for the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), European Commisssion, US Embassy and UK Office of Communications (OFCOM), together with a rapid evidence analysis of media literacy with an applied, specific focus on ‘Covid fake news’. Read the full article here.