Media Literacy and Television Criticism: Enabling an Informed and Engaged Citizenry

@inproceedings{Berg2004MediaLA,
  title={Media Literacy and Television Criticism: Enabling an Informed and Engaged Citizenry},
  author={Leah R. Vande Berg and Lawrence A. Wenner and Bruce E. Gronbeck},
  year={2004}
}
This article argues that the concept of media literacy is strengthened when it is understood as media criticism. After briefly tracing the development from concerns about television in the early 1950s to the Aspen Institute’s 1992 call for media literacy, the article overviews several types of television criticism to illustrate how criticism embraces and moves beyond mere literacy to provide a vehicle for citizen empowerment and engagement. The conclusion reflects on the ethical impulse in… CONTINUE READING