Allison Trope on Media Literacy

Allison Trope, PhD

Clinical Professor of Communication

Director of the Critical Media Project

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

University of Southern California

Dr. Trope bases her reflection on media literacy from her perspective as an expert in media and communication, as well as on a clip of testimony by Romana Farrington, a survivor of the Holocaust, who tells of her experience with hiding her identity and antisemitism. Dr. Trope highlights the importance of being aware and critical of the standards that are projected through the media in relation to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic class.

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