Member Spotlight: Jayne Cubbage

What do you do?

I teach graduate students in organizational communication with a splash of media literacy.

Tell us about your latest work or project in media literacy.

I am in the process of working on a book about news literacy, an offshoot of media literacy. The work will focus on new strategies for journalism education and news literacy for the 21st century.

Why is media literacy important to you?

Media literacy is important to me because it holds the keys for awakened and conscious media consumption. I am elated about the emancipatory potential media literacy holds for audiences, content producers and policy makers.

What are you most excited about in the media literacy field?

The field of media literacy is ever expanding. Each year, the number of educational institutions, community programs and individuals who are aware of the importance of media literacy in today’s mediated world is ever growing and that fact alone is exciting.

Why did you become a NAMLE member, what benefits do you see to membership, and how will it support your work?

I joined NAMLE to interact and discuss ideas with other likeminded scholars, educators and global citizens who are passionate about media literacy and its importance in our lives today. It’s been a wonderful experience!

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