Working as: Associate Professor at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Latvia
Main research areas: social media; media literacy; journalism ethics, civic participation, online communities.
In BECID is involved with: Research (WP3), training of fact-checkers and media audiences (WP4)
Everyday MIL-related survival tip for information disorders: Don’t rely only on your algorithmic social media timeline to learn about the current events. The most important topics might indeed reach you this way, but the actual insight you get about the issues in terms of the diversity of information and being aware of all the main angles will likely be limited. Without actively following quality news sources you may end up with an illusion of being informed, rather than actual in-depth understanding of the current issues.
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.
Bucholtz, I. (2020). “It has to be in one’s head and heart”: The understanding of journalism ethics in Latvian media. Journalism Studies, 21(3), 370-387. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1461670X.2019.1664316
Valtenbergs, V., Buholcs, J., & Vingre, A. (2017). Information literacy and mastery of life in politics and public administration. In B. Holma (Ed.), Latvia. Human Development Report 2016/2017: Mastery of life and information literacy (pp. 51-62). Rīga: Advanced Social and Political Research Institute of the University of Latvia. https://doi.org/10.22364/lvhdr.2015.2016
Bucholtz, I. (2015). Media use among social networking site users in Latvia. International Journal of Communication, 9, 2653-2673. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3259