WALKING IN YOUR SHOES
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.
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.
The activity focus on listening and summarising skills. It will be helpful for interviewing and comprehension skills.
Developing Appropriate Language
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.
News, Research and 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
Participants get aware of mechanisms of stereotypes, attribution and misattribution, perception and charisma, body language and non-verbal communication.
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.
WRITING AND READING MEDIA
Through this activity, Learners will analyse how different programme features and presentation style interact to create a specific message.
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.
OPEN FOR DIVERSITY
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.
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.
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’.
5 PEOPLE I KNOW AND (DIS)LIKE
Participants will become aware of the influence of media in their perception of the world around them.
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.
RECOGNISING SLANTED WORDS
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.
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.
CHALLENGING THE GENERIC "MAN"
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
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.
This activity will show participants the mechanisms to spread so called "fake news" to audiences using traditional and online media.