"Media Education, Media Ecology, Media Literacy: Digital Media for the Future"
Center for Digital Cultures and Media Literacy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Faculty of Communications, Media and Design of the NRU HSE hold the IV International Scientific-practical Conference "Media Education, Media Ecology, Media Literacy: Digital Media for the Future".
Current challenges of the modern world include growing crisis of professional journalism, distortion of media space (propaganda, fake information, pranking, digital aggression, trolling, etc.), the “digital gap” of generations and territories increasing against this background, “informational uncertainty” and “informational overloading”, dismal state of intolerance to media in the whole world, manipulating and fundamental changes in media consumption of people in many countries of the world who tend to fail to discern news and advertising, facts and falsehood, and who do not think it necessary to verify their sources and enormous problems of ethics and media rights in the digital environment. Communication in its humanitarian aspect becomes the base for many professions of the future and that means that communicability, creativeness, critical thinking are the main things to learn.
The task of the international conference which will be held in Moscow for the fourth time is to extend and promote media information literacy (MIL) and critical autonomy of citizens with regard to the media.
The media ecology and media literacy field lies at the crossroads of many academic disciplines and is of interdisciplinary nature. The conference will gather scientists and teachers who are involved in conducting studies in various fields of media and education as well as media experts who work with content in digital industries, in order to discuss topical issues of freedom and liability in social environment, media ecology and media education. Media researchers from Finland, Sweden, Canada, Spain, Italy, Poland, USA, Hong Kong, Germany, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, experts of international and national Associations of Media Ecology and Media Literacy participated in the conference throughout all the years of its existence.
The main topics of the conference in 2019:
- Transmedia Literacy: new social and technological lifestyle and new digital forms of culture.
- Media ecology and “critical autonomy”: mentality of “communicative person” and “information availability restrictions”
- Transmedia production of media content in digital environment: new ethics and aesthetics of formats and practices
- Digital ethics and media law. Freedom and liability in digital environment