Sat, 29th Mar

Media Literacy Conference 2013

Club Na Múinteoirí, Parnell Square West, Ireland


Craol – the umbrella body for Community Radio in Ireland, will host a conference on the theme of Media Literacy to be held in Dublin on 29th March.

Craol has been to the fore in promoting media literacy for over ten years and currently in running a trial of a new Craol QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 in Media Analysis Course as a Train the Trainers project. The conference will explore a number of issues around media literacy, including the media’s role in influencing political views and media literacy in education.


The agenda for the conference will be as follows:

9.15 Registration
9.45 Welcome by Chair: Irena Cvetkovic, Athlone Community Radio
9.55 Keynote Speech: ‘Do the Media influence our Political Views?’
Vincent Browne ( Journalist) , Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT, ), Frank Connolly (Journalist/ SIPTU)
10.30 Plenary: Q&A
Vincent Browne ( Journalist) , Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT, ) Frank Connolly (Journalist/SIPTU)
11.00 Coffee Break
11.20 Presentation of Certificates of Completion of Craol QQI Level 5 Media Analysis Course.
11.40 EU Media Literacy Declaration: Emer Costello MEP and
Media Literacy in Schools: Irena Cvetkovic
12.15 Round Table Discussion on CRAOL Media Literacy Action Plan
12.45 Launch of the series ‘Europe on Air’: Paschal Donohue, TD, TBC.
12.55 Plenary on Action Plan, Final Q & A
1.15 Depart/ Lunch
The conference will be opened by the chair Irena Cvetlkovic, of Athlone Community Radio. There will follow a plenary session and a keynote address on the topic of ‘Do the media influence our political views?’. This session will include contributions from three prominent journalists and media commentators, Vincent Browne ( Journalist) , Harry Browne (Journalist and lecturer in the School of Media DIT, ), Frank Connolly (Journalist/ SIPTU). With the local and European election imminent this will be a timely topic.

This will be followed by a Q&A session on the subject. To be followed by the handing out of certificates of completion to participants in the Craol QQI Media Analysis course.

The second plenary will introduce the European Media Literacy Declaration for discussion. Emer Costello MEP will offer comment on the declaration and the participants will break into smaller round table groups to discuss the content of the declaration, to decide whether to propose its adoption to Craol and to propose some strategies for its implementation and promotion.

Irena Cvetkovic will present on the topic “Media Literacy in Schools”.

The conference will conclude with an introduction to the new community radio network series of programmes entitled: ‘Europe on Air.’ To be introduced by Pascal O’Donohue TD
Registration will take place from 9.15 am and the sessions will begin at 9.45.m
Lunch will be available for those availing of it.

The Venue:

The conference will be in Room No 4 on the 1st Floor at the back of the lounge / bar.

As space is limited early online registration is advised.

Register today at :

This CRAOL organised event is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

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Club Na Múinteoirí, Parnell Square West, Ireland

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