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Antonio López

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Antonio López

Antonio López, PhD, is a leading international specialist of media literacy education. With a research focus on bridging sustainability with media literacy, he is currently one of the top global experts in the field of ecomedia literacy.

As an authority in media literacy, he is regularly interviewed in the media about “fake news” (including on NPR and BBC).

Antonio has written four books, Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2008), The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice (Evolver Editions, 2012), Greening Media Education (Peter Lang, 2014), and Ecomedia Literacy: Integrating Ecology Into Media Education (Routledge, 2021). Antonio is the lead editor of The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (2024).

He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters about media education, youth media and ecomedia literacy. Antonio was co-editor of a special issue on ecomedia literacy as a joint publication of the The Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE) and Journal of Media Literacy (JML). He also blogs regularly for the International Council for Media Literacy.

Photo, 2012

Antonio was content provider for Medios y remedios, a groundbreaking Spanish language media and health CDROM produced by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, and created a multicultural media literacy curriculum, Merchants of Culture.

As a producer of dozens of youth media projects, Antonio has collaborated with MacArthur Foundation, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Action Coalition for Media Education Summit, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and National Rural Health Organization.

Mis-Communicated, 2004

Antonio’s background in print journalism includes writing for LA Weekly, Frontera, Hispanic Magazine, Urban Latino, Southwest Art, El Andar, In These Times, New Mexico Magazine, Native Peoples, Tricycle and Punk Planet.

He was an arts writer for Santa Fe’s daily newspapers, The New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal North. He has essays in several popular culture books, including Travelers Tales: Cuba, In Search of Adventure, Towards 2013, and The End of Money.

Photo, 2014

As a consultant, Antonio has advised PBS’ In the Mix series, Intel and The Praxis Project on media and cultural diversity. He received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, earned his BA in Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley and MA in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research. He earned a Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College.

Antonio is currently Professor of Communication and Media Studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

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