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Democracy

  • Julian McDougallEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

There is broad agreement that fake news presents a particular kind of new challenge for democracy and that this has to do with the complicated, intersecting techno-cultural environments in which misinformation circulates. The objective of this book, to re-state, is to argue that Media Studies provides a critical framework for such an adequate defense, so rather than creating a new educational project in the form of media literacy as an antidote to fake news—the false binary—we should put Media Studies to work on these challenges and advocate for every student to take the subject as a civic entitlement and as part of the broader project of doing democracy in school.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Excellence in Media PracticeBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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