Prof. Kevin Howley is Published in Turkey-Based Communication Journal

Prof. Kevin Howley is Published in Turkey-Based Communication Journal

October 7, 2009

Kevin Howley 2008 hs.jpgOctober 7, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — An essay by Kevin Howley, associate professor of communication at DePauw University, is published in the latest edition of Kurgu: Online International Journal of Communication Studies. Dr. Howley writes of "Teaching (With) Alternative Media" in the bilingual (Turkish and English), international, peer-reviewed journal, which is published by the faculty of communication sciences at Anadolu University in Turkey.

"This essay examines a variety of howley community media.jpgapproaches to teaching about and with alternative media across a media studies curriculum," notes an abstract. "I locate this discussion in the context of ongoing debates surrounding the theory and practice of critical media literacy (Kellner and Share, 2005; Lewis and Jhally, 1998). The essay proceeds with examples of teaching (with) alternative media in two courses: an introductory media studies course and a video production class. Throughout, I highlight the role alternative media play in educating students about the political economy of media, the cultural politics of media representation, and the relationship between media, citizenship, and social movements."

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Professor Howley is editor of the recently published textbook, Understanding Community Media, and authored Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies. Access his recent essay on the mainstream media's "weapons of mass distraction" in this story.