WALKING IN YOUR SHOES

Social inequality and Media Representation

This activity focuses on creating empathy with others by stepping into situations they might encounter in their daily lives by putting them in somebody else’s shoes and literally let them walk a few steps.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 30-60 MINUTES // 8-20 PARTICIPANTS

POWER FLOWER

Awareness of discrimination and privilege

This activity focuses on self assessment concerning experiences with discrimination or the lack thereof by having paricipants draw in a "power flower" and identify their own affliction by a range of topics.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 45-60 MINUTES // 4-60 PARTICIPANTS

CONTROLLED DIALOGUE

Active Listening Skills for Interviewing

The activity focus on listening and summarising skills. It will be helpful for interviewing and comprehension skills.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 30 MINUTES // 10-14 PARTICIPANTS

Developing Appropriate Language

Language and Media Representation of Minorities

Learners will be able to identify and explain, and apply ethical criteria for inclusive and constructive reporting with respect to the concerned social/cultural group.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 60 MINUTES // 10 PARTICIPANTS

News, Research and Sources

Finding and Covering Issues, and choosing your research sources

This activity will show participants how journalists find material for their articles and identify different kind of sources available outside the ‘experts’ being used by mainstream media

ADVANCED ACTIVITY // 120 MINUTES // 12 PARTICIPANTS

Hot Seat

An Introduction to Stereotyping and Attribution

Participants get aware of mechanisms of stereotypes, attribution and misattribution, perception and charisma, body language and non-verbal communication.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 15 MINUTES // 12 PARTICIPANTS

Introductory Round

Interviewing and Summarising Skills

Learners are aware of the importance of active listening, a core skill that would allow them to identify and explain, and apply ethical criteria for inclusive and constructive reporting with respect to the concerned social/cultural group.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 30-60 MINUTES // 10-20 PARTICIPANTS

WRITING AND READING MEDIA

CONTEXT AND TREATMENT OF NEWS

Through this activity, Learners will analyse how different programme features and presentation style interact to create a specific message.

ADVANCED ACTIVITY // 60 MINUTES // 10-12 PARTICIPANTS

Personality Molecule

Challenging Stereotypes

The participants will reflect about the different groups of whom they feel part of. A plenum discussion helps to reflect on group-belonging, categories and identification.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 60 MINUTES // 10-20 PARTICIPANTS

OPEN FOR DIVERSITY

Towards an Inclusive editorial team

This is an activity for an experienced editorial / producer team.

Through this activity, Learners will analyse diversity approaches in their editorial teams, find weaknesses and discuss ways to improve diversity approaches in the editorial team.

ADVANCED ACTIVITY // 150 MINUTES // 12 PARTICIPANTS

Power of Sources

POWER OF SOURCES VS. SOURCES OF POWER

In this activity participants will look at different articles or features concerning minorities to analyse the sources used in their production. This will shine a light on how power may translate into media representation.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 60-90 MINUTES // 4-10 PARTICIPANTS

RETHINKING THE NEWS

A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA LITERACY

This exercise is aimed at getting students to identify how the mainstream media presents and re-presents comment and bias as ‘factual’.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 90 MINUTES // 10-12 PARTICIPANTS

5 PEOPLE I KNOW AND (DIS)LIKE

MEDIA INFLUENCE IN PUBLIC OPINION

Participants will become aware of the influence of media in their perception of the world around them.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 30 MINUTES // 10-12 PARTICIPANTS

QUESTIONING ORDER

GENDER AND LANGUAGE

The exercise examine how historical inequality has impacted in the way we use language by examining daily use expressions and how this language use might help to perpetuate the perception of the submissive role of women.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 15 MINUTES // 10-12 PARTICIPANTS

RECOGNISING SLANTED WORDS

WORDS IN  A MEDIA CONTEXT

This activity will create an awareness of how the slanting of verbs and nouns can be used to depict people favourably or unfavourably. It involves practice on casting negatively slanted words into favourable terms.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 10-20 MINUTES // 10-12 PARTICIPANTS

MINORITY TABOO

WORD ASSOCIATION AND STEREOTYPING

This activity starts with a game of Taboo and then evolves into the creation of TABOO cards with a minority terminology focus. The discussion will help introducing ideas of fair language use and the EMAC terminology recomendations.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 60-120 MINUTES // 4-10 PARTICIPANTS

CHALLENGING THE GENERIC "MAN"

GENDER SENSITIVE LANGUAGE

This activity involves examining the use of male-gendered nouns as “generic.” It aims to challenge the notion of the generic male as inclusive and generate gender-free, inclusive nouns and pronouns

ADVANCED ACTIVITY // 10-20 MINUTES // 10-14 PARTICIPANTS

FACT CHECKING

RESEARCH IN TIMES OF FAKE NEWS

This activity aims to make learners aware of how basic fact checking works by working over a text, finding the difference between opinion and facts in the media discourse and checking for the authenticity and accuracy of the information included in the media product.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 45-60 MINUTES // 4-12 PARTICIPANTS

INSIDE OUT BIAS

BIAS AND HUMAN INTERACTION

This activity involves understanding how bias affects the way we relate to others.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY // 120 MINUTES // 10-15 PARTICIPANTS

MEDIA DISINFORMATION

RESEARCH IN TIMES OF FAKE NEWS

This activity will show participants the mechanisms to spread so called "fake news" to audiences using traditional and online media.

ADVANCED ACTIVITY // 60 MINUTES // 4-12 PARTICIPANTS

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