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Monthly Update
July 2017

onthly Update

Donnell Probst
Content Editor

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
David W. Brown
Past President
Kelly Whitney
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram

Sherri Hope Culver
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr

Federico Subervi

DC Vito

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Caitlin Barry

Karl Carter

David Cooper Moore

Elizaveta Friesem

Yonty Friesem

Kelsey Greene

Jaclyn Kahn Siegel

Emily Keating

David Magolis

Dee Morgenthaler

Tina Peterson

Theresa Redmond

Rebecca Reynolds

Laurie Chin Sayres

Eveline  Schilder

Julie Smith

Benjamin Thevenin

Jiwon Yoon

Student Leadership Council

Emily Bailin

Catherine Burgess

Roma Dash

Nneka Gigi

Donnell Probst

Alexis Romero

Zoey Wang

core principles

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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Conference News

Conference Highlights

Thank you to all of those
of you that joined us in Chicago for Conference 2017.

Check out the PBS NewsHour segment 
filmed at Conference 2017 with 
NAMLE Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin!


edia Literacy Week


Save the Date:

3rd Annual
United States Media Literacy Week
November 6 - November 10, 2017

It's not too early to start planning your MLW events and activities.  Follow the US Media Literacy Week website for updates and schedule of events across the country!


Philadelphia Inquirer Promotes 
Media Literacy Education
The Philadelphia Inquirer mentions NAMLE in a discussion about using media literacy education as part of the core curriculum to fight fake news.   [ read more ]

Irish Times: MediaWise Resource for 
Primary-School Teachers
The Irish Times discusses advertising that targets children and how MediaWise, a new media literacy resource created for primary-school teachers, can be used to promote critical thinking about media and prevent the negative effects of targeted branding.  [ read more ]

Forbes: Negative Media Portrayals
Impact Millennials Of Color   
Media literacy professor
Tony Weaver, Jr. discusses how media representations can negatively impact young adults of color and how the principles of media literacy education can reduce those negative effects.  [ read more ]


Connecticut Passes Media Literacy Law
Connecticut legislators have passed a law that will help to elevate media literacy education in the state's public schools. The new law will help schools to meet the requirement by bringing together experts and state resources to identify best practices and methods of instruction so students will learning to safely, ethically, responsibly and effectively consume and create media using the array of technologies available.  [ read more ]


Mark Your Calendars 

Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
Jul 25-27 [ learn more]

Global News Literacy Conference 2017
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Aug 13-15  [ learn more ]

2017 Digital Media & Learning Conference
University of California
Irvine, CA
Oct 4-6 [learn more]

U.S. Media Literacy Week
Nov 6-10 [ learn more]


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Elena Chernock
Arts Education Programs
Teaching artist

"I am currently preparing to lead the Yesler Terrace Youth Media Project in Seattle, WA this summer. YT Media is an annual summer workshop that uses photography & video to give local youth and community members the opportunity to document the impact of gentrification & displacement in their communities. I am designing a curriculum for this summer where youth will be challenged to create media based portraits that reflects their identity in relationship to their community."  [ read more ]

Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at

Annual Conference 2018
YALSA has opened up its call for program proposals for the ALA Annual Conference which will be held in New Orleans, LA,  June 22 - 26, 2018. Proposals should be appropriate for youth age 12-18 and focus on  topics like partnerships, learning outcomes & evaluation, connected learning, learning spaces, making, digital literacy, college & career readiness, workforce development for library staff, etc. Submission deadline: Aug 25 [ learn more ]

CFS: Media Literacy Book Chapter
This is a call for proposals for book chapters for a book on digital media, transformative education and democratic praxis called Media Literacy 2.0: From Techno-Fetishism and Moral Panic to Critical Democratic Classroom Praxis. Potential themes include digital literacies, media literacy, teaching and learning, and media/social activism and democracy. 
Submission deadline: Sept 1 [ email submission ]


New Issue of The Journal of 
Media Literacy Education
Volume 9, Issue 1 of The Journal of Media Literacy Education, a publication of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, has been released on the open source University of Rhode Island digital commons.  [ read more ]

Factitious: Game Tests Fake News IQ
A new open source media literacy game tests users' ability to detect fake news from real. The game's interface mimics the dating app Tinder, having players swipe left when they think the article in front of them is fake, and right when they believe it's real.
[ read more ]

Google for Education Announces 
Media Literacy Apps
At ISTE 2017, Google for Education announced a new bundle of media literacy apps for Chromebooks: Scrible and eSpark Frontier. The tools are designed to support students as they research and write using contemporary online information and help students form opinions about the media they consume.  [ read more ]

Librarian Authored Media 
Literacy Lessons
The Media Literacy Clearinghouse has begun compiling a list of media literacy lessons authored by librarians. Librarians are invited to submit lessons to Frank W. Baker to be hosted on the MLC website. [ read more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Faculty, Digital Filmmaking
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore [more info]

Film Instructor
Spy Hop Productions
Salt Lake City, UT [more info]

For more listings, visit our organizational 
partner The Alliance's  job bank
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