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Credible Connections & Media Literacy

Digital Literacy - 2.5 Researching Credible Connections

Mike Conard

on 16 June 2013

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Transcript of Credible Connections & Media Literacy

Credible Connections & Media Literacy
"The Urgency of Visual Media Literacy in our Post-9/11 World: Reading Images of Muslim Women in the Print News Media."
Research shows that Muslim women and their roles in society tend to be interpreted in a limited number of ways through mainstream visual media.
"Going Against the Grain: Gender-specific Media Education in Catholic High Schools."
What is interesting?
"Exploring The Borderlands between Media and Health: Conceptualizing Critical Media Health Literacy."
What is interesting?
"Exploring Baseline Food-Media Literacy of Adult Women."
What is interesting?
What is interesting?
How is this credible?
This article is credible because it is backed up by an article by Mara Munro. She is credible on this topic having a BA in English and Anthropology from McGill University. She was a Writer, Project Manager and Research Assistant for the Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada. It was their Intercultures Journal Magazine that her article was published in support of this topic.

This article is also supported by "The Guardian" a highly noted UK Newspaper. Myriam Francois-Cerrah, who wrote this supporting article has an MA with honors in Middle East Politics from Georgetown University as well as a BA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge and a PhD in Oriental Studies from Oxford University.
Constant media images and messages surrounding sexualization, objectification, and gender stereotypes directly contribute to girls’ lack of self-confidence and body image, as well as depression and eating disorders.
How is this credible?
This article is credible with the support of another article, written by Karen Dill, PhD and Melinda Burgess PhD, both experts on the topic. Dill is a social psychologist who publishes in the field of media psychology, with an emphasis on gender and race issues. Burgess is an associate professor of psychology who's research centers on how media portrayals of women and minorities influence our attitudes about and treatment of women and minorities.
The article is also supported from an article written by Stephanie Nicholl Berberick for newyorksociologits.org, the online journal of The New York State Sociological Association.
There is evidence that media use contributes to obesity.
How is this credible?
The article is credible with the help of americanpsychologicalassociation.org's article. The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization in representing psychology in the US.
Another source that lends credibility is an article written by Marc Lallanilla for abcnews.go.com. Which is the online publishing site of ABC News, a highly respected source of news and information.
Having cooking skills is positively associated with more healthful eating habits.
How is this credible?
This is credible because it's supported by an article published for the online journal of the University of Guelph. It was also written by Sabrina Ternier, under the supervision of the Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics' Professor Andreas Boecker of the Ontario Agricultural College.
It is also supported by an article written by Health Reporter, Philippa Roxby for the national British News and the BBC.
"School-based Smoking Prevention with Media Literacy:
A Pilot Study."
What is interesting?
Media exposure to smoking contributes strongly to adolescent smoking.
How is this credible?
This article is credible by the support of the an article written by William Shadel a PhD and MA in Clinical Health Psychology and Social-Personality Psychology, and Shannah Tharp-Taylor a PhD in Developmental Psychology. The article is a copyrighted for the government cite, the National Center for Biotechnology Information's online journal.
The article is also supported by the thoroughly cited and referenced article from Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves and Craig A. Anderson for the online journal of futureofchildren.org
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-Mike Conard
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