Engaging with a wide range of media literacy practitioners
Ofcom recognises and welcomes the work of the wide array of media literacy practitioners operating throughout the UK.
Promoting online media literacy is a shared endeavour and part of our role is to enable effective collaboration, and to help embed best practice. We also want to make sure that, when particular initiatives prove successful, evidence is readily available and accessible for other individuals and organisations to learn from and build upon.
Our approach to media literacy is characterised by collaboration, and our Making Sense of Media Network and Panel are good examples of this. Our aim is to provide the sector with insight, peer learning and evaluation tools. We will create opportunities to showcase best practice and our findings.
Ofcom is currently involved in a number of engagement activities with other media literacy practitioners.
- Since 2019, our Making Sense of Media Panel has brought together experts across industry, the third sector and academia, with a wider network of 300 local and international organisations.
- A variety of events for network members.
- Regular bulletins for network members.
- Engagement through the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and the Taskforce on Media and Information Literacy (EMIL).
- Further develop the Making Sense of Media Network with local and regional representatives, including from each Nation.
- Host virtual and, where possible, in-person events to foster knowledge and activity sharing in a geographically inclusive way.
- Contribute and participate in events across the nations and internationally.