Curry and Cherner’s article, “Red States, Blue States, and Media Literacy: Political Context and Media Literacy,” discusses preservice teachers’ perspectives of teaching media literacy skills in politically opposite “Red” and “Blue” States. In this response, I argue the inclusion of additional demographic information about participants might open up new avenues for which to analyze the data. I also address how the article theoretically takes up media literacy as well what other definitions exist, with suggestions for how the term might be expanded to include internal (self-reflective) and external (outside sources) processes for students and educators to consider.
Response to Article
Kristal Curry and Todd S. Cherner, Red States, Blue States, and Media Literacy: Political Context and Media Literacy
Matthews, J. C.
Media Literacy as an Internal and External Process. A Response to “Red States, Blue States, and Media Literacy: Political Context and Media Literacy”.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 7.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol28/iss1/7