SSU students enrolled in MCO 220 Media Literacy and 3rd-8th graders in the Salem Public School District collaborated to co-create civic media (e.g., videos, apps, digital comics, websites, etc.) that highlight diversity and address social justice issues in the Salem community. This research was conducted to better understand how creations of civic media, like multimodal narratives, can engage youth in civic practices and bring a community together to confront and deliberate their own internalization of discriminatory actions and beliefs.

2016 Salem State University Seed Grant ($3,000)

2016 AEJMC Mass Communication & Society Service-Learning Award ($500)

2016 Salem State University Council on Teaching and Learning Summer Grant ($1,000)

Select Presentations

Vincent, C., Jeffrey, J., & Schartel Dunn, S. (2022). Applied Critical Civic Media Literacy: A Transformative Approach to Media Literacy Education. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA November 2022.

Vincent, C. & Jeffrey, J. (2018). Creating Agents of Change through Civic Media Production, Critical Media Literacy and Experiential Learning. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. Washington, D.C. August 2018. DOWNLOAD PAPER HERE

Vincent, C. (2017). Students as Civic Agents: Civic Education, Media and Service-Learning. General interest session presented at Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting. Baltimore, MD June 2017.

Vincent, C. (2016). Celebrating Diversity Through the Salem Public School District Civic Media Project. Lightning talk presented at Boston Civic Media: Design, Technology, Social Impact. Boston, MA June 2016.