Working as: Associate Professor, Lead researcher at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Main research areas: media and information literacy; civic participation.
In BECID is involved with: Research (WP3), training of fact-checkers and media audiences (WP4)
Everyday MIL-related survival tip for information disorders: When it comes to information consumption, be aware that your own mind is not always the best friend of yours: think slowly, analyze instead of reacting fast to information bits that you see in the media. Your brain tricks you into believing in disinformation – through emotional and irrational thinking. Therefore, in order to be on the safe side when learning about current news, stick to sites and information publishers that are reliable and can be trusted, such as high quality media outlets and individual journalists.
Bucholtz, I., Silkāne, V., & Dāvidsone, A. (in press). Can media literacy help to promote civic participation? It’s not quite that simple. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, x(x), xx-xx.
Kine, K. , Davidsone, A. (2021). Library as a resource, platform, cooperation partner and initiator for the promotion of media literacy and civic participation in local communities: the case of Latvia. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006211036736
Davidsone, A., Silkane, V. (2019). The Relationship Between Media Literacy and Civic Participation Among Young Adults in Latvia. In: , et al. Information Literacy in Everyday Life. ECIL 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 989. Springer, Cham.