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Book Awards for Democracy 2.0: Changing Frames of Media Literacy

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

We're extremely pleased to announce that our (Michael Hoechsmann, Gina Thésée & Paul R. Carr) book

Education for Democracy 2.0: Changing Frames of Media Literacy (2021),

has been awarded a 2022 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award


and 2022 Critic's Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

LINK to Society of Professors of Education website

LINK to book


This diverse and global collection of scholars, educators, and activists presents a panorama of perspectives on media education and democracy in a digital age. Drawing upon projects in both the formal and non-formal education spheres, the authors contribute towards conceptualizing, developing, cultivating, building and elaborating a more respectful, robust and critically-engaged democracy. Given the challenges our world faces, it may seem that small projects, programs and initiatives offer just a salve to broader social and political dynamics but these are the types of contestatory spaces, openings and initiatives that enable participatory democracy. This book provides a space for experimentation and dialogue, and a platform for projects and initiatives that challenge or supplement the learning offered by traditional forms of education. The Foreword is written by Divina Frau-Meigs (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris) and the Postscript by Roberto Apirici and David García Marín (UNED, Madrid).

Editors: Michael Hoechsmann, Gina Thésée, and Paul R. Carr

Foreword: Lasting Lessons Learned from the “Fake News” Crisis MIL as the 1st Curriculum

Author: Divina Frau-Meigs

Introduction The Struggle over Meaning in a World in Crisis

Authors: Michael Hoechsmann, Gina Thésée, and Paul R. Carr

Part 1 Engaging the Community

Chapter 1 Ubuntu Innovation and Decolonization in Media and Communication Studies

Authors: Colin Chasi and Ylva Rodny-Gumede

Chapter 2 Participatory Democratic Production In the Conception and Organization of a Makerspace

Author: Robyn M. Tierney

Chapter 3 Video Production and Global Civic Education: The School as Sandbox for Democracy 2.0

Author: Mar Rodríguez-Romero

Chapter 4 Media Education for the Inclusion of At-Risk Youth Shades of Democracy 2.0 from Finland

Authors: Mari Pienimäki and Sirkku Kotilainen

Chapter 5 Disability Representation in Digital Media in Zimbabwe

Author: Tafadzwa Rugoho

Chapter 6 Merging Media and Information Literacy and Human Rights Education

A Powerful Amalgam for Today’s Radical Democracy

Authors: Sandra L. Cuervo Sanchez and Tania Goitandia Moore

Part 2 Framing Media Literacy

Chapter 7 The Critical Mindset in Times of Distrust: Critical Thinking and Critical Consciousness and the Biopolitics of the Emerging Media Citizen

Author: Michael Forsman

Chapter 8 Buying into Participatory Culture? Critical Media Literacy and Social Media

Authors: Carlos Rodríguez-Hoyos, Elia Fernández-Diaz, Ignacio Haya Salmón, and Adelina Calvo Salvador

Chapter 9 Gaming Education: Learning about Climate Change through Digital Game-Based Teaching

Authors: Tania Ouariachi, María D. Olvera-Lobo, and José Gutiérrez-Pérez

Chapter 10 Not without Us: A Feminist Pedagogy for Media Education 2.0

Author: Aquilina Fueyo Gutiérrez

Chapter 11 Is It All Just Emojis and LOL: Or Can Social Media Foster Environmental Learning and Activism?

Author: Ellen Field

Chapter 12 The Social Media Landscape: Self-Simulation and Social Consequences

Author: Maria Leena Korpijaakko

Part 3 Transforming the Classroom

Chapter 13 Critical Pedagogy for the Media Generation Youth Media Use and Computational Literacy through Game-Making

Authors: Milena Droumeva and Jennifer Jenson

Chapter 14 Post-Truth Explorers Information Literacy vs. Fake News

Authors: María L. Zorrilla Abascal and Bruno S. Hernández Levi

Chapter 15 Nine Key Insights For a Robust and Holistic Critical News Media Literacy

Author: Emil Marmol

Chapter 16 Building Digital Bridges to Our Public Sphere Blogging, Media Literacy 2.0, and 21st Century Pedagogy

Author: Robert C. Williams

Chapter 17 Learning Democracy by Doing Wikiversity

Authors: Anna Renfors and Juha Suoranta

Chapter 18 Multiliteracies and the Critical Thinker Philosophical Engagement with New Media in the Classroom

Author: Laura D’Olimpio

Postscript Bubbles and Baubles Seeking Democracy 2.0 in a Post-Factual World

Authors: Roberto Aparici and David García-Marín

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