Media literacy

Report

Media literacy in Australia: a qualitative study

This study examines the media literacy needs of those who are already experiencing disadvantage in society due to various reasons. Among the diverse range of groups that experience disadvantage, researchers focused on the needs of four groups: multicultural communities, people with disability, older people in...
Report

The edge of the infodemic: challenging misinformation in Aotearoa

This report provides insights from a nationally representative survey of 2,301 New Zealanders on a range of interconnecting issues relating to misinformation and how this may lead to real-world harms and a general loss of trust.
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2021

This report finds that the rapid increase in news consumption by Australians at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been maintained. The proportion of people paying for news has not increased, and interest in news has declined since 2020.
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Adult media literacy in Australia: attitudes, experiences and needs

The findings in this report demonstrate that if we accept that media is integral to all aspects of our lives, far more needs to be done to address the needs of groups who are the least confident about their media abilities and who have access...
Guide

Media literacy in the library: a guide for library practitioners

As information providers and hubs for lifelong learning, libraries have always been resources for helping communities develop media literacy skills. This guide offers resources and ideas to plan programs and activities to teach media literacy skills to adults.
Report

News and Australian teachers: how news media literacy is taught in the classroom

This research represents an attempt to better understand teachers’ current news media literacy practices, as one aspect of their broader digital media literacy education programs. The goal is to inform teachers, school leaders, educational systems and policy makers about the current state of play, from...
Report

News and young Australians in 2020

Between 28 February and 16 March 2020, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,069 young Australians aged 8-16 years to understand their news engagement practices and experiences. This report outlines the findings.
Commentary

Mad Magazine is finished, but its ethos matters more than ever before

Today’s media environment differs considerably from the era in which Mad flourished. But it could be argued that consumers are dealing with many of the same issues, from devious advertising to mendacious propaganda.
Report

NZ youth and porn

This report presents findings from a study into how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography. One in four young people first saw porn by the age of twelve, and three out of four young people have seen porn by the age of seventeen...
Guide

The YeS Project: educator guide

The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately...