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Greene, Kathryn; Yanovitzky, Itzhak; Carpenter, Amanda; Banerjee, Smita C.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Media literacy interventions offer promising avenues for the prevention of risky health behaviors among children and adolescents, but current literature remains largely equivocal about their efficacy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and test theoretically-grounded measures of audiences' degree of engagement with the content of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Prevention, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Phelps-Tschang, Jane S.; Miller, Elizabeth; Rice, Kristen; Primack, Brian A. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Facilitator-led smoking media literacy (SML) programs have improved media literacy and reduced intention to smoke. However, these programs face limitations including high costs and barriers to standardization. We examined the efficacy of a Web-based media literacy program in improving smoking media literacy skills among adolescents. Sixty-six 9th…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Media Literacy, Smoking, Substance Abuse
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Hobbs, Renee; Moore, David Cooper – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
The youth media movement, which now has a place in countless venues, communities, and scholarly discourses, reflects an evolution of practices pioneered in the 1950s and 1960s as amateur filmmaking increasingly became a reality in American families and schools. In this paper, we examine the films of Robert J. Clark, Jr. as a representative early…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Mass Media, Film Study
Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Media literacy, the abilities "to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms" (NAMLE), is necessary to help people understand the information presented to them and make informed decisions. However, despite decades of work to include media literacy education in academic learning (Hobbs and Jensen 2009),…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Testing, Media Literacy
Burke, Quinn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Using the setting of a writing-workshop to facilitate a deliberate process to learn computer programming, this exploratory study investigates (a) where there is a natural overlap between programming and writing through the storytelling motif, and (b) to what extent existing language arts coursework and pedagogy can be leveraged to introduce this…
Descriptors: Computers, Writing (Composition), Programming, Middle Schools
Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This article looks at media literacy education as a critical part of education for today's youth, focusing not only on the critical thinking and technical skills it provides, but also the other side of these programs--the many social benefits they offer in addition to their skill development. To draw attention to this quieter side of media…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Literacy Education, Critical Thinking, Skill Development