Presenting research findings has always been important in the academic community. However, in recent years it has become more and more relevant to share these results with the greater public too. Throughout the ‘Media literacy for refugee youth’ project, Dr. Annamaria Neag aimed to showcase her ongoing work and research experiences in order to engage with those interested in this field.
Over the last couple of months, as the project nears its end, more and more opportunities came up to talk about the project. Firstly, there was the Café Scientifique presentation Dr Neag gave at Café Boscanova in Bournemouth. This was a great experience to talk about the research findings to people who were really interested and engaged in the topic of refugee children and media. You can read more about it in this short blog post describing the event.
Then, Gareth Willmer, a journalist from the Horizon magazine approached Dr Neag for an interview. Horizon is the EU Research& Innovation Magazine and it presents the most interesting research projects funded by the European Union. Therefore, the team were delighted to talk about their findings, which resulted in the article called ‘Schools and media literacy critical for teen refugees’ social wellbeing’.
And finally, returning to the academic world, the newest article on the project was published in the open access Q2 journal, Media and Communication: ‘Board games as interview tools: creating a safe space for unaccompanied refugee children’.