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The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

2 Volume Set

Hobbs, Renee / Mihailidis, Paul (Editor)

ICAZ - The Wiley-Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication (Series Nr. 2)


1. Edition May 2019
1650 Pages, Hardcover
Handbook/Reference Book

ISBN: 978-1-118-97824-5
John Wiley & Sons

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The definitive international reference on a topic of major and enduring importance

Dynamic, multidisciplinary, and global in scope, media literacy is one of today's fastest growing fields of applied communications. Media literacy encompasses a truly vast range of issues, including participatory culture, digital learning, civic engagement, the impact of media on children, the sociocultural and political dimensions of literacy education, the role of media in shaping social identity, activism, digital teaching and learning, the role of media in shaping health behavior, the impact of news on society, and adolescent development, to name just a few. The first of its kind in ambition and scope, The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy provides global coverage of this dynamic and swiftly moving topic. As wide ranging and inclusive as the subject it treats, this two-volume encyclopedia offers a perspective on the past, present and future of media literacy around the world.
* Defines the vocabulary and key concepts that engendered the field and have shaped its trajectory over the past half-century
* Co-edited by the foremost names in Media Literacy and features contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners in the field
* Organized around the major subject areas of media literacy history and theoretical foundations; community, democracy, and policy; identity and health; the news; media effects, children, family, and youth; literacy, technology, and education; digital media and learning
* Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association. Online version available at

The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy is an indispensable reference for students, teachers, scholars and practitioners of media literacy from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. It will also be of value to people in a wide array of professions and academic disciplines, including sociology, media studies, cultural studies, journalism, social media, educational and developmental psychology, and more.

Volume I

The International Communication Association

About the Editors


Alphabetical List of Entries

Thematic List of Entries


Media Literacy A-?

Volume II

Media Literacy ?-Z

Index 000
Renee Hobbs, EdD, is a researcher, teacher, educational multimedia producer, and activist for digital and media literacy education. She co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy at the University of Rhode Island USA where she is the Director of the Media Education Lab. Dr. Hobbs has conducted research and offered professional development programs with elementary and secondary educators, college faculty, and librarians on four continents. She serves as Founding Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Paul Mihailidis, PhD, researches and teaches at the intersection of media literacy, civic media, and community activism. He is founding program director of the MA in Media Design and a Senior Fellow of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College. Mihailidis directs and serves as faculty chair of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Mihailidis has authored numerous books and papers exploring the civic impacts of media literacy and traveled around the world speaking about media and engagement in digital culture. He co-edits the Journal of Media Literacy Education and sits on the advisory board for iCivics.

R. Hobbs, Temple University