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Reading in a Participatory Culture (NWP Radio)


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Erin Reilly, Creative Director & Research Fellow at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, on changing our definitions of what can be counted as reading:

We often denote reading with traditional print literacy and books. Not that we have anything against books, but sometimes for kids of the digital age, the way they begin to understand and identify as a reader is to let them realize that they are reading when they’re actually looking at comic books or graphic novels, or reading the game that they’re playing on the Wii or Xbox, or reading the movie that then extends to the book or extends to even posters out on the wall. Every one of these types of platforms are ways that we engage in reading.

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