This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media pedagogies to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which often led to significant social, economic, and cultural hardships.

Combining an innovative mix of traditional chapters, autoethnography, case studies, and dialogue within an intercultural framework, the handbook focuses on the future of media education and provides a deeper understanding of the challenges and affordances of media education as we move forward. Topics range from fighting disinformation, how vulnerable communities coped with disadvantages using media, transforming educational TV or YouTube to reach larger audiences, supporting students’ wellbeing through various online strategies, examining early childhood, parents, and media mentoring using digital tools, reflecting on educators’ intersectionality on video platforms, youth-produced media to fight injustice, teaching remotely and providing low-tech solutions to address the digital divide, search for solutions collaboratively using social media, and many more.

Offering a unique and broad multicultural perspective on how we can learn from the challenges of addressing varied pedagogical issues that have arisen in the context of the pandemic, this handbook will allow researchers, educators, practitioners, institution leaders, and graduate students to explore how media education evolved during 2020 and 2021, and how these experiences can shape the future direction of media education.

chapter 1|11 pages

Introduction to the Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic

ByYonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj, Grace Y. Choi

part I|76 pages

Inclusive Practice

chapter 2|4 pages

Introduction to Inclusive Practice

BySrividya Ramasubramanian

chapter 3|9 pages

Disability and media education in the COVID-19 pandemic

ByGerard Goggin, Katie Ellis

chapter 5|9 pages

Zooming while Black

Creating a Black Aesthetic and Counter Hegemonic Discourse in a Digital Age
ByDenise Chapman, Guido O. Andrade de Melo

chapter 8|6 pages

Intercultural dialogue

Inclusive Practices
ByYonty Friesem, Gerard Goggin, Katie Ellis, Luke Lawrence, Yuzuko Nagashima, Denise Chapman, Guido O. Andrade de Melo, Sushmita Pandit, Susana Beltrán-Grimm, Cindy Beckett

part II|71 pages

Fighting Infodemic

chapter 9|3 pages

Introduction to Fighting Infodemic

ByPaul Mihailidis

chapter 10|8 pages

Implications of the “infodemic” for News Literacy Education in the U.S.

How Is Misinformation Like a Pandemic?
ByJonah S. Rubin

chapter 12|12 pages

Librarians and information literacy instruction in Morocco, Italy, and France during the pandemic

Reflecting on Challenges and Future Opportunities
ByMichael Stöpel, Aziz El Hassani, Livia Piotto

chapter 13|8 pages

Educommunication as a practical framework to fight the infodemic in Brazil

ByIsmar de Oliveira Soares

chapter 15|11 pages

A Case Study of News Media Literacy Training for Librarians in the US

ByMichael A. Spikes

chapter 16|8 pages

Intercultural Dialogue

Fighting Infodemic
ByIgor Kanižaj, Yonty Friesem, Aziz El Hassani, Kanchan Kaur, Alice Y. L. Lee, Livia Piotto, Jonah S. Rubin, Ismar de Oliveira Soares, Michael Spikes, Michael Stöpel

part III|71 pages

Professional Development

chapter 17|3 pages

Introduction to Professional Development

ByStephanie Flores-Koulish

chapter 18|9 pages

Teacher education during times of crisis in Scotland

Reflecting on Pandemic Pedagogy and Critical Digital Literacy
ByM.L. White

chapter 20|10 pages

Librarians' perspectives from Croatia, Portugal and the UK

What Is Changing in Teaching (Digital) Media Education due to COVID-19
ByIgor Kanižaj, Maria José Brites, Luis Pereira

chapter 21|12 pages

Addressing divide in Brazilian digital literacy education through professional development

ByCarla Viana Coscarelli, Ana Elisa Ribeiro

chapter 22|8 pages

Academic MOOC during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Israel

Contributions of Online Advisory Meetings to New Media Educational Project Planning
ByOrly Melamed, Rivka Wadmany

chapter 23|10 pages

Portuguese journalists training teachers in the new media education landscape during COVID-19

ByVitor Tomé, Sofia Branco, Isabel Nery, Miguel Crespo

chapter 24|6 pages

Intercultural dialogue

Professional Development
ByYonty Friesem, Maria José Brites, Grace Y. Choi, Carla Viana Coscarelli, Orly Melamed, Luis Pereira, Ana Elisa Ribeiro, Vitor Tomé, Rivka Wadmany, ML White

part IV|71 pages

Media Practice Education

chapter 25|3 pages

Introduction to Media Practice Education

ByCary Bazalgette

chapter 26|8 pages

Technology Integration, Media Literacy, and Media Mentors in the U.S.

Essentials for Early Childhood Education beyond the Pandemic
ByChip Donohue

chapter 28|13 pages

U.S. Children's Experiences with Digital Media Amidst COVID-19

“Your Screen Time Was Up 42%”
ByKathleen A. Paciga, Jennifer Garrette Lisy

chapter 30|9 pages

Teaching and learning media practice in India during distanced times

Studios, Screens, Skills and Sensibilities
ByUsha Raman, Devina Sarwatay

chapter 31|10 pages

Media pandemic pedagogies at a US College

From Emergency Remote Teaching to Lack of “Love”
ByNatasha Casey

chapter 32|8 pages

Intercultural Dialog

Media Practice Education
ByUsha Raman, Natasha Casey, Chip Donohue, Susan Edwards, Yonty Friesem, Jennifer Garrette Lisy, Karen McLean, Victoria Minson, Kathleen A. Paciga, Marco Pellitteri, Devina Sarwatay

part V|78 pages

Educational Media

chapter 33|5 pages

Introduction to Educational Media

ByTena Perišin

chapter 34|14 pages

The Story Seeds Podcast

A U.S. Case Study of Creativity in the Classroom through Podcasts from the Producer's and Teacher's Perspectives
BySandhya Nankani, Amy De Friese

chapter 37|10 pages

Educational TV in Mexico during Covid-19

The Case of the Show Aprende en Casa II and the Mix with Entertainment
ByDavid González, Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes, Magdalena Sofía Paláu Cardona

chapter 38|11 pages

“K-Education” during the Pandemic

What Covid-19 Has Revealed About Schooling in the World's Most Wired Country
ByJiwon Yoon, Hyeon-Seon Jeong, Amie Kim

chapter 40|7 pages

Intercultural Dialogue

Educational Media
ByGrace Y. Choi, Amanda LaTasha Armstrong, Amy De Friese, David González Hernandez, Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes, Bahaa’ Makhoul, Sandhya Nankani, Evanna Ratner, Jiwon Yoon, Magdalena Sofía Paláu Cardona, Kansu Ekin Tanca

part VI|65 pages


chapter 41|5 pages

Introduction to policy

BySonia Livingstone

chapter 42|9 pages

Understanding Education as Surveillance Culture in the UK

Towards a Meta-Media Studies
ByVictoria Grace Walden

chapter 43|9 pages

Higher Education Policy in Pakistan

Transforming a Culture of Teaching Media into a Culture of Learning
ByMukhtar Ahmmad, Ayesha Ashfaq

chapter 44|9 pages

Media Literacy in Greece during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Necessity-Driven Approach toward the Impact for a Postpandemic Era
ByIrene Andriopoulou, Nikos Panagiotou

chapter 46|9 pages

Preparing Journalists for Post-COVID Resilience

Lessons from a Pioneering Cyber Security Symposium in Botswana
ByHopeton S. Dunn

chapter 47|8 pages

Impact of covid-19 on Cameroon's educational system and media and information literacy (MIL)

ByAndzongo Menyeng Blaise Pascal, Paul Alain Zibi Fama, Marie Noëlle Oli Bilias

chapter 48|6 pages

Intercultural dialogue

ByYonty Friesem, Mukhtar Ahmmad, Irene Andriopoulou, Ayesha Ashfaq, Auksė Balčytienė, Marie Noëlle Oli Bilias, Hopeton S. Dunn, Paul Alain Zibi Fama, Kristina Juraitė, Andzongo Menyeng Blaise Pascal, Nikos S. Panagiotou, Victoria Grace Walden

part VII|71 pages

Civic Media and Participatory Culture

chapter 49|4 pages

Introduction to Civic Media and Participatory Culture

ByHenry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova

chapter 50|8 pages

Media, information literacy and civics during the disinfodemic

The Samuel Paty Case in France
ByDivina Frau-Meigs

chapter 51|8 pages

Global Perspective on Ecomedia Literacy, Ecojustice, and Media Education in a Postpandemic World

ByAntonio López, Theresa Redmond, Jeff Share

chapter 52|8 pages

Vocal for Local Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Role of Community Radios in Addressing the Digital Divide in South Asia
ByKanchan K. Malik, Vinod Pavarala

chapter 54|11 pages

BIPOC youth's TikTok and Instagram usage to create productive disruptions in the U.S.

ByCarlos Jimenez, Lynn Schofield Clark

chapter 56|4 pages

Intercultural Dialog

Civic Media and Participatory Culture
ByGrace Y. Choi, Lynn Schofield Clark, Divina Frau-Meigs, Sergei Glotov, Carlos Jimenez, Antonio López, Jackie Xu

chapter 57|10 pages

Media Education Futures as a Humanistic Endeavor Post-Pandemic

ByYonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj, Grace Y. Choi