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.

part I|76 pages

Inclusive Practice

chapter 5|9 pages

Zooming while Black

Creating a Black Aesthetic and Counter Hegemonic Discourse in a Digital Age

part II|71 pages

Fighting Infodemic

chapter 10|8 pages

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

How Is Misinformation Like a Pandemic?

part III|71 pages

Professional Development

chapter 18|9 pages

Teacher education during times of crisis in Scotland

Reflecting on Pandemic Pedagogy and Critical Digital Literacy

chapter 20|10 pages

Librarians' perspectives from Croatia, Portugal and the UK

What Is Changing in Teaching (Digital) Media Education due to COVID-19

chapter 22|8 pages

Academic MOOC during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Israel

Contributions of Online Advisory Meetings to New Media Educational Project Planning

part IV|71 pages

Media Practice Education

chapter 26|8 pages

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

Essentials for Early Childhood Education beyond the Pandemic

chapter 28|13 pages

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

“Your Screen Time Was Up 42%”

chapter 30|9 pages

Teaching and learning media practice in India during distanced times

Studios, Screens, Skills and Sensibilities

chapter 31|10 pages

Media pandemic pedagogies at a US College

From Emergency Remote Teaching to Lack of “Love”

part V|78 pages

Educational Media

chapter 33|5 pages

Introduction to Educational Media

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

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

chapter 38|11 pages

“K-Education” during the Pandemic

What Covid-19 Has Revealed About Schooling in the World's Most Wired Country

part VI|65 pages


chapter 41|5 pages

Introduction to policy

chapter 42|9 pages

Understanding Education as Surveillance Culture in the UK

Towards a Meta-Media Studies

chapter 43|9 pages

Higher Education Policy in Pakistan

Transforming a Culture of Teaching Media into a Culture of Learning

chapter 44|9 pages

Media Literacy in Greece during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Necessity-Driven Approach toward the Impact for a Postpandemic Era

chapter 46|9 pages

Preparing Journalists for Post-COVID Resilience

Lessons from a Pioneering Cyber Security Symposium in Botswana

part VII|71 pages

Civic Media and Participatory Culture

chapter 50|8 pages

Media, information literacy and civics during the disinfodemic

The Samuel Paty Case in France

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

chapter 56|4 pages

Intercultural Dialog

Civic Media and Participatory Culture