Media education for digital citizenship is predicated upon the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media content and communication in a variety of forms. While many media literacy approaches overemphasize the end-goal of accessing digital media content through the acquisition of various technology, software, apps and analytics, this book argues that the goals for comprehensive and critical digital literacy require grasping the means through which communication is created, deployed, used, and shared, regardless of which tools or platforms are used for meaning making and social interaction. Drawing upon the intersecting matrices of digital literacy and media literacy, the volume provides a framework for developing critical digital literacies by exploring the necessary skills and competencies for engaging students as citizens of the digital world.

chapter |18 pages


ByJulie Frechette, Rob Williams

part I|40 pages


chapter 1|7 pages

The Selfie, Photographic Communication, and Digital Literacy

ByDaniel S. Hunt

chapter 2|18 pages

Shifting Identities Through Social Media

Asian American Stereotypes and the Exploration of Comprehensive Media Literacy
ByChyng F. Sun, Rachael Liberman, Allison Butler, Sun Young Lee, Rachel L. Webb

chapter 3|13 pages

Who's Tracking Me?

Investigating and Publicly Documenting the Surveillance Economy Using Lightbeam and Wikipedia
ByThomas F. Corrigan

part II|58 pages


chapter 4|20 pages

The New Technology Revolution

Collaborative Efforts between Pediatricians, Schools, and Millennials for Media Education
ByVictor C. Strasburger

chapter 5|13 pages

Parenting the Connected Generation

Raising Your Children in a Digital Age
ByElaine Young

chapter 6|9 pages

Rectifying Social Inequalities Through Actionable Pathways

How Girl Tech Teaches Young Women of Color to be Film Directors
ByAndrea Quijada, Jessica Collins, Kandace Creel Falcon

chapter 7|14 pages

Social Justice and LGBTQ Communities in the Digital Age

Creating Virtual and Social Affinity Spaces through Media Literacy
ByMorgan Jaffe

part III|54 pages


chapter 8|13 pages

Policy, Participation, and Practice

Assessing Media Literacy in the Digital Age
ByAllison Butler

chapter 10|14 pages

Encouraging Critical Thinking about Cyberbullying

Media Literacy Data from 6th Graders
ByErica Scharrer, Christine J. Olson, Laras Sekarasih, Ryan Cadrette

chapter 11|14 pages

The Text and the Image

Media Literacy, Pedagogy, and Generational Divides
ByBill Yousman

part IV|62 pages


chapter 12|14 pages

Breaking the Corporate News Frame through Validated Independent News Online

ByAndy Lee Roth, Project Censored

chapter 13|12 pages

Teaching Digital Literacy and Social Justice at the 1Hood Media Academy

Critical Pedagogy and the Limits of Philanthropy
ByChenjerai Kumanhika, Paradise Gray

chapter 14|9 pages

Fight for Your Copyrights

Mashups, Fair Use, and the Future of Freedom
ByChristopher Boulton

chapter 15|15 pages

Humoring Youth into Political Engagement through The Daily Show and The Colbert Report

Satire as Political Critique
BySatish Kolluri

chapter 16|10 pages

Back to School

Media Literacy, Graduate Education, and the Digital Age
ByLori Bindig

part V|54 pages


chapter 17|9 pages

The Mobile Citizen

How a Media Literate Generation is Reshaping the Global Public Sphere
ByPaul Mihailidis

chapter 18|17 pages

Digital Literacy, Public History, and FORTEPAN

ByBettina Fabos, Leisl Carr Childers, Sergey Golitsynskiy

chapter 19|13 pages

Tracing the Environmental Impact of Apple

A Case Study of Mobile Technology Production and Consumption
ByNicki Lisa Cole

chapter 20|13 pages

‘Mediapting' and Curation

Research Informed Pedagogy for (Digital) Media Education Praxis
ByJulian McDougall