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Comunicar Journal 25: Quality Television (Vol. 13 - 2005)

Education for media, a necessary, urgent and with future question


Vitor Reia-Baptista


One of the problems of the society of the information is the information credibility and its sources that we find available in the media. The amount of on-line information is so gigantic that it is often a problem to select the accurate information. The information we find in Internet, but also in other media, like television, is immeasurable and in the majority of the cases the quantity wins towards the quality. The most important is that the user is alerted, conscious, critical and has the concern of questioning the quality and the credibility of the contents and of the forms; especially when he has difficulties in contextualizing all that information. The mediated memory and the credibility themes are topics of some controversy that may help us to develop an educational approach to the pedagogical dimensions of the media literacy problems.


Media literacy, pedagogy of the media, pedagogy of communication and information