Boosting digital literacies for a healthier information ecosystem

Title: Boosting digital literacies for a healthier information ecosystem



In this presentation, Dr TJ Thomson (Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication and Media) will discuss two complementary projects that seek to move the needle forward in understanding how visual mis/disinformation and problematic media are identified and combatted in digital communication contexts.


About Dr T.J Thomson

Dr T.J. Thomson is an award-winning visual communication and media scholar. He recently published “To See and Be Seen: The Environments, Interactions, and Identities Behind News Images” (winner of the NCA 2020 Diane S. Hope Book of the Year Award) and is the 2019 Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year (jointly bestowed by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia and the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association). T.J.’s research focuses on how visual journalism is produced—by whom, in what environments, through which processes, and with what results. He also examines visual self-representation on social media and everyday image making. His approach is based on a combination of ethnography (both physical and virtual), interviews, textual analysis, and digital media methods.

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Location: GP-B-114
Start Date: 27/10/2021 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 12 noon
End Date: 27/10/2021
End Time: 1 PM
RSVP By: Wednesday 27th of October 2021
Organiser: The Centre for Future Enterprise
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