Media AND Information Literacy Part 1

This issue highlights the close relationship of the fields of media literacy and information literacy. Although media literacy and information literacy are two separate fields of practice and research, the intersections and the overlaps between the fields continue to strengthen and grow as both fields evolve. UNESCO has long encouraged both fields to align and work together through support of its Media and Information Literacy (MIL) program, and has sponsored meetings and declarations, conferences and events that focus on the combined fields. UNESCO’s formation of the Global Alliance for Partnerships in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) serves as an organizing network with the goal of advancing the fields. We include an interview with Dr. Lesley Farmer, currently a Professor at California State University Long Beach, and a long-time practitioner of both information and media literacy. We are pleased to add this interview with Lesley Farmer to CML’s Voices of Media Literacy project. 

Publication Date: 
May, 2017
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