I wrote earlier in the week about some of the speeches and reports at the mediaforum symposium on critical media literacy. I'd like to come back to that today with some more thoughts. I can't promise that they're better than the ones I had earlier, but they did take longer for me to come up with them.
The mediaforum symposium on Saturday last provoked a couple of thoughts I wanted to get down before they faded away. Firstly, I greatly enjoyed listening to most of the conference participants. Given it was primarily a conference about education policy - something I am a stranger to- this was an achievement in itself.
I'll be attending the MediaForum symposium (minus toga) "Media Literacy Education" in Cultivate on Saturday morning and giving a breakout session talk on using the Paper Round methodology in Post-Primary schools. It looks like it will be an interesting day. It starts from 10am, and runs until 2pm-ish.
Special bonus gold star to TJ McIntyre, who thought to look up the Wikipedia edits of computers in the IP range of the Irish Department of Justice. IP addresses within the Department of Justice have made some interesting edits:http://wikiscanner. virgil.
Jeff Jarvis gets Proto-Newsboxed Originally uploaded by Editor_Tupp Well, there was a great reaction to my Newsbox idea(s) on a personalised newspaper complete with context and location specific advertising. One of the issues raised in the comments was the feasibility of automatic layout for articles of varying length, along with their headlines etc.
Ever since I read Ireland's newspapers with a critical eye while working on the Paper Round Project, I've been thinking about the significance of what I found. Newspapers are mostly not delivering anything like the news I'd like to read. That's true of Irish Newspapers, but also of other papers around the world.
Now look, I like a good old fun-up as much as the next moderately fun person. So don't get me wrong- the story of the someone in the CIA adding "Wahhhhhh. " as a preface to Wikipedia's description of the Iranian President's presidential plans is a good one.