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Save the date – and start the Autumn Term with an injection of hope!


The Media Education Association invites you to the launch of The Media Education Manifesto by David Buckingham, on Tuesday 17th September 2019, 6.30 – 8.30 at Wac Arts College, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP.


Join us for refreshments, a chance to network with media educators and to celebrate the re-emergence of media education in the new academic year.


David will briefly present The Media Education Manifesto at 7.00 pm. There will be opportunities to buy copies of the book, which is published by Polity Press.


Please note that numbers will be limited, so do reserve your place early to avoid disappointment, either through the Eventbrite link here or by responding to


The MEA would like to thank Polity Press and Wac Arts College for joining us in supporting this event.



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About The Media Education Manifesto


In the age of social media, fake news and data-driven capitalism, the need for critical understanding is more urgent than ever. Half-baked ideas about ‘media literacy’ will lead us nowhere: we need a comprehensive and coherent educational approach. We all need to think critically about how media work, how they represent the world, and how they are produced and used.


In this manifesto, leading scholar David Buckingham makes a passionate case for media education. He outlines its key aims and principles, and explores how it can and should be updated to take account of the changing media environment.


Concise, authoritative and forcefully argued, The Media Education Manifesto is essential reading for anyone involved in media and education, from scholars and practitioners to students and their parents.


‘With his characteristic clarity and wisdom, David Buckingham skilfully guides media teachers, students and researchers towards a critical media education suitable for digital times.’
David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds


‘Buckingham positions media education as an expanded conceptualization of literacy and explains how it is essential for the ever-changing digital worlds we now inhabit.’
Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island

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