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Media literacy represents the competency allowing the bearer to identify various categories of media content and understand the message thus conveyed. Although distinctive and somehow contrasting, all media has one thing in common: someone created it for a specific reason. Understanding that reason is the very core of media literacy.
Media literacy has become a critical skill for judges and lawyers alike, as the legal profession uses media sources to a greater extent than others. A correct interpretation of facts, unclouded by media manipulation, is the bedrock of a healthy justice system.
Every media content consumer and, especially, legal practitioners must undergo proper education on how to recognize and evaluate facts, opinions, media messages, and the media creator’s innate bias if they want to become the arbiters of truth in the information age. As such, legal education should take this problem in all its seriousness and ensure that the graduates they provide to be guardians of justice are media literate enough to practice law with a trained eye towards the content they consume, use, and create. In the words of Phillip Meyer, “[i]f we exist exclusively in a hall of mirrors where there are no actual facts but only alternative facts, then there may be judgment but not justice.”
Hello, folks! As a refresher of the 3rd event in The Uncertain Decade series, we’re presenting the main takeaways in a visual form of a gallery with quotes and snippets of the wisdom from Mark Cohen and Richard Susskind. Predictions, observations, suggestions. Let us know if you like this new form of publishing on the blog (more visuals, less classic text).
Looking forward to comments and questions – get in touch! Thank you for reading.
Legal Geek’s now prolific series on The Uncertain Decade had its second event on 28 May 2020. It brought together the two well-known legal tech experts – Messrs. Mark Cohen and Richard Susskind -, as well as some surprise guests from all across the legal industry.
Reunited once more on the Legal Geek’s virtual stage, Mark Cohen and Richard Susskind covered two main issues:
“What clients want and need” and
“Alternative legal suppliers – hope or hype?”
The Blog’s team diligently attended this second event. We were once again glued to our laptop screens, following the fecund discussion. And we were in for a treat. As an online, live, one-time event, no recordings are available. So, if you missed it or want to refresh your memory or notes, continue reading! I’ll walk you through the main ideas and takeaways.