New media and literacies: Amateurs vs. professionals

Tibor Koltay

Abstract


New media are not supportive of critical thinking and conscious selection of information. Literacies of our age stress critical thinking and take many forms. Despite differences and similarities among information literacy, media literacy and digital literacy, all of them have to differentiate between amateur and professional contents produced in new media. Similarly to the traditional division of labor among libraries, the needs behind amateurism and professionalism have to be satisfied differently.

Keywords


Information literacy; Media literacy; Digital literacy; Amateur content; Professional content

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v16i1.3206



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