Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

22

Abstract

Recent contentions about "fake news" and misinformation online has shed light on the critical need for media literacy at a global scale. Indeed, digital stories are one of the main forms of communication in the 21st century through blogs, videos-sharing websites, forums, or social networks. However, the line between facts and fiction can often become blurry in these online spaces, and being able to distinguish between reality and fantasy can have important consequences in the lives of young Internet users. Using contemporary examples from news stories, fan- fiction, advertising, and radicalization, this article outlines the features, affordances, and real-life implications of digital stories. As a result, we provide recommendations for educators to create awareness and empower students about digital storytelling practices.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Gretter, S., Yadav, A., & Gleason, B. (2017). Walking the line between reality and fiction in online spaces: Understanding the effects of narrative transportation. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 9(1), 1-22. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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