Media Literacy Ireland conference 2019

On the 1st of November, Media Literacy Ireland held its annual conference at the Irish Film Institute. Participants included Prof. Brian O’Neill, chair of MLI; Deirdre Veldon, Board Member of the Irish Times; Joe Hoban, Head of Communications in RTE, Ronan Costello, from Twitter; Teresa Hanratty, from Learning Waves; and many others. The topic thisContinue reading “Media Literacy Ireland conference 2019”

Workshop on Fake News and Disinformation in Munich

Carlotas Deutchland is a social enterprise based in Munich that uses art and playful education to provide a dialogue on empathy and respect, and to expand the appreciation for diversity. Their website can be accessed here. Media Aware was hired to give a workshop on Fake News and Disinformation to around 20 Brazilians who are currently living in Germany. TheContinue reading “Workshop on Fake News and Disinformation in Munich”

NAMLE Conference in Washington DC

I had a great experience sharing my research with other scholars at the NAMLE conference in Washington D.C. NAMLE is the most important media literacy conference in the U.S. and it offers the opportunity to engage with some of the leading figures in Media Literacy Education and correlated areas. One of the most interesting aspectsContinue reading “NAMLE Conference in Washington DC”

EU Media Literacy Week

During the EU Media Literacy Week 2019, I offered a few free workshops for secondary schools in Dublin. In two separate events, TY’s in Donabate Community College and 5th year students in Maryfield Global participated in a 2-hour session discussing the importance of information literacy, the challenges imposed by the spread of fake news, andContinue reading “EU Media Literacy Week”

Media Week in Bridge 21

In 2019, the theme for the 4th Media Week in Bridge 21 was ‘Disinformation and Fake News’. Over the course of four days, 25 TY students from different schools explored the many elements involved in creating, spreading and consuming fake news online. They were also provoked into looking at their own confirmation bias and hadContinue reading “Media Week in Bridge 21”