Remediating Democracy

Participatory Youth Media Scenes, Cultural Friction and Media Reform

Authored by: Stuart R. Poyntz

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068


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There is a long history of efforts to link together media education, youth media production and media reform (Hackett and Carroll, 2006). These efforts are laudatory. It is important nonetheless to revisit this tangled relationship because a series of cultural, socio-technical and institutional developments in young people’s lives are helping to incubate support for and connection with media reform movements. I explain why in what follows and address where and how youth media learning practices are contributing to the work of remediating democracy.

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