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Merge proposal[edit]

There is no consensus to merge Media education with Media studies. The supporters of this merge proposal focused on the style and length of the article, without considering the scope of the terms. With that being said, there are convincing arguments for merging the Media education article with Media literacy.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 23:01, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

It has been proposed (not by me, although I support the idea) that Media Education be merged here. Yunshui  09:41, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Support The Media Education article is essayish, but does contain a few bits of useful content which could be smerged here. Yunshui  09:41, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support The Media Education article could easily be merged with this as it is such a short article and it won't be that hard to merge either. Kelpso1 (talk) 05:45, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Disagree Media Education should be merged with Media Literacy. Media studies is a more encompassing field, of which media literacy/education is an aspect. They are not interchangeable - media studies is an interdisciplinary field of academica to examine the materiality and phenomenology of mediation, as well as its sociological effects. They inevitably encourage or find means to promoting media literacies (education) which enable readers (or viewers or users, what have you) to be better critical thinkers or participants. Typically, media education is concerned with improving the ability of people (usually grade school students) to use or consume media. Nathanaelbassett (talk) 19:16, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Disagree Media Education should be merged with Media Literacy. Media studies is a science like German studies. --Kolja21 (talk) 22:23, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

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United States[edit]

I removed a crapload of embedded links. Per MOS:LINK, they should not exist in the article body. The section is full of peacock language and undue emphasis of individual campuses and their programs, often described in over-the-top terms. Of course, there are almost no sources in the entire section, either. The whole thing should probably just be removed, but I tagged it for a rewrite. Maybe someone can salvage something from it when they add reliable sources. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

just plain incorrect and misleading[edit]

There seems to be a tactical project behind the obfuscation in this piece. Lines like the following conflate 'media studies' with 'communication studies' or 'mass communications'. The differences between the two are institutional (professional societies like SCMS vs ICA, or journals like Cinema Journal vs Journal of Communication Studies); historical (communications at least since the early 20th C; media since the 1960s), and methodological (communications deriving largely from the social sciences; media deriving largely from the humanities). This is backed up in the literature (notably the 'intro to...' genre). The picture is of course complicated by the fast rise of information, data and internet studies, and by the historical operations of schools of journalism and media production (including media art). Why does the entry repeatedly blur the distinctions? Here are two examples of the problem with the current text -- the first line of the entry, followed by the first line of the US entry.

Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies.[1]

Mass communication, Communication studies or simply 'Communication' may be more popular names than “media studies” for academic departments in the United States. Oxobeepo (talk) 18:51, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

In his book “Understanding Media, The Extensions of Man”,[edit]

This whole section is inappropriate and poorly written. It is inappropriate firstly because it is in the section about Canadian Media studies- regardless of whether the book is Canadian, this long section just about this book is not telling us about Canadian Media Studies in general. Therefore if it were to be retained, it needs a title of its own. However, I do not think a Page on Media studies in general should be dominated by the data from this one book. Furthermore, the drivel at the end of the section about Hot and Cold media would need a complete rewrite. Personally, if I knew anything about Media Studies (I came here because I don't), I would probably remove all of it.

IceDragon64 (talk) 21:14, 4 May 2016 (UTC)