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FMS45: Media Literacy Podcast Project

Guide Info

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This guide was made to help students in the Media Literacy course through the process of creating their podcast assignment.

The goals for this podcast are:

  • To highlight a person or people with marginalized gender identity in media in a way that hasn’t been previously done
  • To use the potential reach of a podcast to shed light on how media have historically stereotyped gender marginalized people and to make your audience more media literate
  • To figure out who the audience of your podcast would be and how best to reach them with the product you produce
  • To use the power of sound to entertain and to inform

The purposes of this assignment are:

  • To identify “found” audio materials and use them thoughtfully and creatively 
  • To learn how audio editing can alter the meanings of media messages
  • To work collaboratively in a group
  • The tasks for this assignment are:
  • To identify relevant materials for your podcast
  • To develop a production schedule
  • To create your podcast
  • To write a reflection paper on the experience