Category Archives: Media education

Live and Die for a Selfie

In the age of social networking and communication, image is everything – sort of mantra that resonates and reverberates in both traditional and digital media. To appear to be or not to be, this seems to be the new and insane rule to follow, to show the world you exist, even at the cost of…
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The 5 Rules of Communication between Moms and Babies

Once, when my son was about nine months old, a friend who is a teacher came to see me. She still had no children, but she loves them dearly and more than once I’d asked her advice, aware of her having studied, with great passion, pedagogy and educational disciplines. That day I expressed to her…
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Women and new forms of digital work 4.0: opportunities and threats

Flexibility, specialized skills, “smart working” and goal orientation could really decide women's success in the digital environment. But is it really like that? In reality, the OECD data (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) offers a more precise picture of the opportunities and risks concerning women and the new forms of jobs in the the…
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Fake news and post-truth, a weary debate… maybe even worn out

In the last two years the debate on fake news and how they influence public opinion in the most unequal fields, from medicine, to politics, to meteorology, has spread widely. Conventional media wisdom puts the blame on new media, especially on social networks. Nowadays most people follow the news on social networks, and so most…
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The new ways of relating in the global realm

In modern society, defined by McLuhan as a "global village with an enlarged dimension and with a new form of community-based society," we are increasingly seeing a tribalization process: the birth of multiple small communities and great difficulties in emotional relationships of any kind. The network is sharpening social problems. Henceforth, personal relationships are affected.…
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