'Even Better than Being Informed': Satirical news and media literacy

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This chapter engages with three pertinent and interrelated changes impacting journalism in concert: the shifting experiences of public trust in the media; increasing audience involvement in journalism; and a growing public understanding of media techniques. I propose we try to understand the shifting nature of the news landscape not by taking journalism as a starting point, but by looking at journalism through the changing lens of its audience(s). More specifically, the idea of media literacy is a helpful concept we can use to begin deciphering the changing audience—journalism relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Journalism : Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape
EditorsChris Peters, Marcel Broersma
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-69701-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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