“Educomunicación”: The Media Education (and literacy) Approach from Latin America

For several years I was unaware of “educomunicación” (in Spanish), a rich tradition and diverse movement of media literacy education that originated in Latin America in the 20th century and that continues to resonate today through the projects of many grassroots communities, social organizations, and the work of researchers and media educators (“educomunicadores“) in countries…

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Archeology of Personal and Collective Web Blogs (2005-2020)

Blogging is one of the media practices and socio-technical systems that has made the world wide web what it is today. As a practice it has democratized writing, editing, and publishing at a scale that can be compared to the printed press. As a system, it has created a powerful infrastructure for creating, consuming, and…

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Youth’s Activities, Aspirations, and Work in the Digital Economy: A New Report and Research agenda.

The relationship between youth and digital technology has been at the center of the public discourse about digital culture, education and socialization in the last two decades. From the myth of the digital native to the alarms about cyber-bullying to the promotion of ed-tech and the debates about children digital rights young people have been…

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Internet and Digital Platforms’ resilience during the Covid19

The pandemic and the global public health crisis have proven the resilience and adaptability of the Internet and the ecosystem of digital platforms. Social networks, cloud services, streaming video, music and game platforms, and a wide variety of mobile applications have successfully supported the growth in user demand and services around the world. With millions…

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