«International Journal of Media and Information Literacy» – scientific E-journal.

E-ISSN 2500-106X

Publication frequency – once in 6 months. Issued from 2016.

2 December 05, 2019

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1. Nataliya Khlyzova
Media Education as a Tool to Develop Foreign Language Communicative Competence

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 31-41.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.31CrossRef

The article deals with the issues of developing the foreign–language communicative competence by media education of the student. It shows the importance of the research, which is devoted to the organizing teaching a foreign language, e.g. English, in order to form the foreign–language communicative competence by means and on material of foreign–language media. The author analyzes lingo–didactic opportunities of media education from the point of their application in teaching students in the Linguistics direction. It studies the media literacy of the student as the purpose and result of media education, media knowledge, media ability and media attitudes as media literacy components. The analysis of the current state of teaching a foreign language has revealed the contradiction connected with the need of media education to work in foreign–language information space and the lack of due activities to build media knowledge, media abilities and media attitudes of the student. According to the theoretical studying of the scientific works of the Russian and foreign researchers, the described experience of adding a media educational component to the curricular of a foreign language we have held a forming experiment where we were developing the competence by means of media education. The received results confirm the hypothesis; demonstrate high potential of media education to develop the foreign–language communicative competence.

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2. Galina Mikhaleva
Teaching Students How to Analyze the Impact of Advertising Media Messages in the EFL Classroom

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 42-49.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.42CrossRef

This paper examines a critical approach to analyzing advertising media messages and describes a number of instructional activities meant to enhance students’ reading and discussion skills, enforce their inferential thinking and critical analysis skills. It also considers linguistic, extralinguistic and extracurricular reasons for integrating advertising media messages in the EFL classroom. The focus is on key media education concepts which rely on applying critical questions advertising media messages. Analysis of advertising messages can help EFL teachers encourage sociocultural interpretation of contemporary media texts and raise students’ media literacy in the EFL classroom.

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3. Sonali Srivastav, Shikha Rai
Metanarratives of Identity in Web-series: A Narrative Analysis of Netflix’s Ghoul (2018)

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 50-59.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.50CrossRef

Internet is providing a platform to alternative narratives to unfold. Bypassing censorship laws, requiring lesser budget and tapping the raw nerve of the audience with instant and incessant feedback, Web series are destabilizing the existing entertainment industry comprising of films and Television. Comparatively a new field of study and critical analysis, web series are being treated as another audio-visual product, thus deriving from the critical film theories as a paradigm. Akin to films, that are considered to be a mirror of the society with an imprint of the story teller, according to the auteur theory, the web series also is an audio-visual work of art, woven with a narrative. The identity of the story teller impacts the telling of the story, and the choice of the story as well. In the light of the Auteur Theory (Bazin, 1957), this paper discusses the perspectives of the director and employs an in-depth narrative analysis of the Netflix’s Indian Web-Series Ghoul (2018) to study the representations and identity of various characters on the basis of their gender, race and religion. The paper studies the plot devices, themes, visual and audio design of the narrative by the filmmaker in reference to his personality and discernment. In the light of the auteur theory, the paper discusses the perspective of the director on representation of gender, race, politics and religion in the story. The metanarrative, with its many layers and contextual frames brings in an innovative actuality in the politico social and cultural milieu.

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4. Marina Tselykh
Communication and Information Technologies in Preparing Students for Research Work

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 60-65.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.60CrossRef

The article is focused on the issue of preparing students for research work, which is being recognized as a critical element in teacher’s professional activity. The central element of modern research work is the ability of a professional to use digital technologies that offer instantaneous access to information, new forms of sharing research findings, consolidation and collaboration among researchers, expert participation, etc. At present university training programs are placing more emphasis on research work in preparation of future teachers.New digital technologies give a variety of opportunities to enhance the preparation of students for this kind of professional activity. The use of new generation of communication and information technologies helps to shape and develop basic knowledge and skills, which are important for adequate research work in educationin a fast-changing world. Since the introduction of Federal Educational Standards of the “thirdgeneration” the main goal in curriculum design is to prepare students for independent research work. Content of courses in research work includes theoretical and practical elements of research technologies and procedures: problem selection, problem identification and formulation, choosing a methodology, data collection, its analysis and interpretation, experiment and evaluation of research results, formulation of research findings, etc. Beyond doubt, knowledge and use of communication and information technologies strengthen research work at each of these stages. The article analyzes the practice of Taganrog Chekhov’s Institute regarding the process of trainingstudents to organize research work. It is indicated that research competencies are expanded when the students are helped to become more skillful and knowledgeable in research through the use of special strategies and methods of education, curriculum design, and content revision in accordance with modern requirements.

URL: http://ejournal46.com/journals_n/1575544308.pdf
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5. Liaquat Umrani, Bashir Memon, Rashid Ali Khuhro
Use of Facebook Information for News Production by Journalists in Pakistan

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 66-76.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.66CrossRef

Nowadays, social media is considered one of the vastly used media not only by the public but also by professionals of all fields. Like other professionals, the journalists also use social media for dissemination of their stories with the public and also gathering information for story development through social media. Facebook is one of the popular social media networks among journalists to gather information for the stories. The purpose of this study is to determine and examine the patterns of use of Facebook information news production by Pakistani journalists. The data was collected by applying a survey method from Pakistani journalists through purposive sampling technique. The findings showed that the majority of surveyed urban journalists in this study used information sought from facebook for journalistic professions; mainly, they make the highest use of facebook information for getting themselves updated, writing follow-up stories, and then quoting facebook as source respectively.

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6. Marina Zhizhina
Blogger in Youth’s and Adults’ Social Perceptions

International Journal of Media and Information Literacy, 2019, 4(2): 77-82.
DOI: 10.13187/ijmil.2019.2.77CrossRef

This article presents the initial results of a comparative empirical study of the specifics of youth’s and adults’ social perceptionsof a blogger’s personality. Currently, blogosphere is showing growth in its popularity, and therefore we can say that the social perceptions (the image) of a blogger as a multi-level socio-psychological media phenomenon is one of the most significant ones in shaping a person’s holistic view of mass media. The study involved students of the Chernyshevsky Saratov National Research State University and adults aged 30-45. The empirical material was collected with the use of associative experiment methods. The data obtained via the survey were processed with the prototypical analysis proposed by P. Verges, and theanalysis of individual conversations and online discussions which helped to control the outcome. The results showed that unlike adults, students evaluate the blogger’s personality mainly in a positive emotional way. The representation of youth's ideas is characterized by concepts with a positive semantic connotation – the blogger is perceived by them as a young man who translates certain meanings and values providing real assistance and realizing various significant functions. Unlike young people, adults demonstrate a contradictory attitude towards bloggers – for them, a blogger seems to be an ambiguous figure pursuing their personal commercial goals.

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