Introduction to Media Studies

As our daily lives are transformed by digital media and networked public spaces, it is becoming increasingly important that we are literate in a vast array of media. While literacy is something that we might have once associated with skills in subjects like maths and English, the notion of literacy is rapidly expanding to include new forms of entertainment media, news media, digital media communications and social media. We all know that technology changes fast. According to Moore’s Law the rate of technological growth is exponential. Media literacy represents a necessary, inevitable, and realistic response to the many and complex forms of information, entertainment and communication technologies that surround us.

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