Decoding “Media Literacy”

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Media literacy is usually described as the potential an individual possess to recognize the different types of media and understand the messages that they are sending. However, not every person will decode the message the same way. Each person has their own understanding towards a topic, which is why the message is understood differently between people. Media literacy allows an individual to participate in different types of texts and messages, such as audios, podcasts, messages, advertisements, newspapers, films, songs and more types of mediums in which we communicate through. Note that these mediums are created by broadcasters, film makers, web designers in order to create media texts. through these mediums, the people responsible of publishing the content usually intend to send a message, thus for the audience to understand they have to learn how to decode the content. An example that was mentioned in the article by Hoechsmann and Poyntz…

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