Dugg: Dan Gillmor: Principles of a New Media Literacy | Publius Project

[UPDATE, April 30, 2009: Dan Gillmor's essay on the Publius website appears to have moved. The new, correct link is: http://publius.cc/principles_new_media_literacy]

"(…) In this emergent global conversation, which has created a tsunami of information, what can we trust?

How we govern ourselves on the Web depends in significant ways on
the answers. To get this right, we’ll have to re-think, or at least
re-apply, some older cultural norms in distinctly modern ways.

It comes down, in significant ways, to some principles, both for
media consumers and creators. They add up to a 21st Century notion of
what we once called “media literacy.” But media literacy has generally
lacked the kind of participatory piece that is so essentially a part of
digital media. (…)

  • Be skeptical of absolutely everything.
  • But don’t be equally skeptical of everything.
  • Understand and learn media techniques.
  • Ask more questions.


read more | digg story

AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s