J.D. Lasica, blogger and journalist will signing copies of his book Darknet at Stacy's bookstore at 12:30 today.
Stacy's bookstore is at 581 Market Street. Event copied from today's SF Examiner, print edition.
UPDATE 8/24/2005: Well he was pretty good. I asked J.D. if he knew of any movement afoot to teach 'Media Literacy' in schools, or if he found any such movement when researching his book. The subject of 'Media Literacy' could encompass anything from DRM issues, all the way to how to read a newspaper, how to differentiate an editorial from a hard news story.
Lasica said he hadn't seen any movement to teach 'Media Literacy'. In fact, he found quite the opposite: there are efforts on behalf of the RIAA and MPAA to warn young people about the legalities of copying. But there were no comprehensive educational efforts on behalf of other groups, with more balanced interests.
If anybody is interested in starting a 'media literacy' educational movement, Lasica said, they may want to contact the American Library Association. One task such a movement could kick off may be development of an online course curriculum to help teachers teach the subject to students.
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