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The Student Journal of Media Literacy Education is a journal published semi-annually by UnderstandMedia.com, a leading media education organization. The Journal aims to publish original research by undergraduate and graduate students about current issues in the field of media literacy education.

The next issue of the Journal will be published in Spring 2013, with a submission deadline of December 15, 2012.

The theme of this issue of the Journal is Media Literacy & Politics, and aims to explore how media literacy education is useful in the democratic process. In light of the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United v. FCC in 2010, and with the rise of super PACs for use in political advertising, it is more important than ever for the public to understand where political information comes from, and to understand how to determine the veracity of claims made by campaigns. Add to this the fragmented information brought to us by social media, and it is no wonder the public is less informed than ever about the important issues that really matter in an election.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12-pt. Times New Roman font using APA style of documentation, and should be submitted to Nick Pernisco, Journal Editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The word limit for papers is 2,000 words (maximum) including bibliography. Papers previously published or under review by other journals will not be considered. No papers will be considered after the closing date. Verification of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program is required. All manuscripts will be subject to a double-blind peer review process, but potential authors are welcome to discuss their ideas in advance with the Editor.

For information about the journal see: http://www.understandmedia.com

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