Meet the Team
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Board of Directors
Sherri Hope Culver
Belinha S. De Abreu
David Cooper Moore
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Laurie Chin Sayres
Student Leadership Council
The purpose of
media literacy education is to develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed by critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today's world.
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NBC: Hope & Fury:
MLK, the Movement
and the Media
NBC News announced the world premiere of Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media, a new documentary film that examines how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of print and visual media, especially television, to awaken America to the injustice of racial inequality.
The two-hour network event will premiere on NBC on March 24th at 8:00 pm ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00 pm ET.
RI Newspaper Features Children's Media Literacy Book Series
Rhode Island's Narragansett Times featured a four book children's series called "All About Media" by local educator, Brien Jennings. Jennings, a school library media specialist, wrote the series to include topics such as sources, online safety, and the differences between media types.
Mark Your Calendar
Transmedia Literacy International Conference
International Media Literacy Research Symposium
DIGITAL engAGEment Conference 2018
New York, NY
Media & Information Literacy Summit
68th Annual International Communication Association Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education
2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
University of Rhode Island
Jul 15-20 [learn more]
U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018
ed: Meet our Members
Professor and Coordinator
School Library Media Program
University of Rhode Island
"There's been a lot of talk in the library world about the difference between media literacy and information literacy, or if there is any difference at all. Historically, librarians have focused on information literacy skills to support students' academic success and their development as informed and contributing citizens. My stance is that media literacy and information literacy are not the same, but close cousins. Information literacy is the ability to locate, access, use, and synthesize information to resolve an information need. Media literacy is the ability to analyze and create media messages in all forms such as ads, TV shows, music, news, movies and videos. Both literacies demand critical thinking and analysis skills to determine bias, authority, purpose, audience, and accuracy."
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Free Training: Tools for Tolerance
The Museum of Tolerance, in partnership with the Center for Media Literacy (CML), is offering educators the opportunity to discover ways to teach students to understand and question how stories are designed, targeted, framed, and purposefully delivered. This training is free for California educators.
TrendMicro: What's Your Story
TrendMicro is now accepting entries for this year's What's Your Story? video contest and NAMLE executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, will be one of the judges! This year's entries must answer the question, "How do you know if what you see online is real or fake?" The contest is open to entrants 13 years or older who are currently enrolled in school (middle school, high school, college, university, or film school). The grand prize for individual student entries is $10,000 with two additional $5,000 prizes for the best Canadian entry and the best US school entry. Four runner-up entries will be awarded an iPad Pro.
Submission deadline: Apr 10
The L2 Digital Literacies (L2DL) Symposium is now accepting digital presentation proposals which address the conference theme, "Participation, Equity, and Inclusion." Proposals should consider the ways in which technologies enable new forms of interaction, authorship, and access, and how participation in digital spaces generates questions about access, legitimacy, and symbolic power. The Symposium will be held October 15-20 at the University of Arizona.
CID Video Competition
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue will begin accepting entires for the CID Video Competition on April 15. The theme of the competition is "What does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like?" The competition is open to any student enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-18 school year.
CFE: PLURAL+ 2018
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and
the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme, "Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion."
CFS: 2019 BEA Research Symposium
The 2019 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Symposium, a partnership between BEA and NAMLE, is now accepting submissions which explore the theme, "Media Literacy: What now?" The symposium will be held in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019.
Civic Media Literacies: Re-Imagining Engagement for Civic Intentionality
In this paper, published in Learning, Media and Technology, author Paul Mihailidis explores the structural constraints of contemporary approaches to media literacy in the face of increasing partisanship, tribalism, and distrust.
Free PreK-12 Certification in Media Literacy
PBS and KQED announced a partnership to offer PreK-12 teachers free certification in media literacy. The PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED recognizes educators who excel in creating and implementing instruction with media, and provides support to help all teachers accelerate these skills.
Book: Close Reading the Media
Using this new book by Frank W. Baker, educators will be able to teach middle school students to become savvy consumers of the TV, print, and online media by learning to think critically about photos, advertisements, and other media and consider the intended purposes and messages. The text includes literacy lessons and activities for every month of the school year. [
Report: The Promises, Challenges,
and Futures of Media Literacy
In this report, authors Monica Bulger and Patrick Davison address the "fake news" problem by evaluating the success and failure of recent media literacy efforts. The report makes five recommendations regarding the future of media literacy programming for educators, legislators, technologists, and philanthropists. [read more]
Crash Course in Media Literacy
Join New York radio host Jay Smooth for a 12-part series of short videos that explore various topics in the field of media literacy. The series was executive produced by YA author John Green and Hank Green and is aimed at young adults, but valuable for all ages. [watch now]
Teacher, Media Literacy
Glendale Elementary School District
Assistant or Associate Professor
Media & Democracy
University of Texas
Graduate Internship, Children's Media
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