MEDIA EXPERT’S LECTURE FOR ASUE STUEDNTS
Today, ASUE Student Council initiated an “Open Lesson” entitled “Media literacy”, which was conducted by media expert, Samvel Martirosyan, at ASUE International Programs Center. The latter spoke about the concept of media literacy, explaining its essence as a consumption culture of information provided by the media. Then the expert referred to problems regarding media literacy in Armenia.
Samvel Martirosyan mentioned that considering the fact that the information field is free in current period of time, it’s difficult for the ordinary consumers to distinguish the real information from misinformation.
In this context information consumers become vulnerable. They referred to violations of the law regarding the Media activities, which is a common phenomenon today.
Media expert explained those violations in such a way that the media thought about providing visits first of all and they attracted readers with the title inconsistent with the subject, using scandalous words and so on, but it damaged the reputation of the media.
They also discussed interconnection between social networks and the media, some features, which the information consumers should be aware of: they stressed that media literacy was necessary for everyone, because in this era people directly or indirectly are consumers of information.
The speaker answered the students’ questions.
Note, that ASUE members were greatly interested in the topic.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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