It's all about the drama!

The necessity of critical media literacy in public education

  • Danielle Ligocki Oakland University
Keywords: critical media literacy, youth culture, reality television, liquid modernity


This paper draws on the experiences of pre-teens and teenagers and their relationships with reality television.  Using the lenses of liquid modernity and critical media literacy, I will examine interactions with reality television, and the ways in which young people construct their own meaning and understanding of different forms of media.