December 2019
Org Partner Spotlight
Kunhardt Film Foundation
The  Kunhardt Film Foundation (KFF) , launched in 2018, is a not-for-profit educational media company that produces documentary films, interviews, and teaching tools about the people and ideas that shape our world. KFF was established by a family of filmmakers with a mission to put high quality educational programs into the hands of the public and into schools.
Are you Interested in becoming an Organizational Partner and supporting NAMLE's work and media literacy education? Read about the Partner benefits and sign up today!
Online course: Promoting Media Literacy & Youth Civic Engagement
Feb 17 - Mar 29, 2020

Check out this online course from the Civic Engagement Research Group ( CERG ) and KQED titled " Promoting Media Literacy and Youth Civic Engagement." The course will take place February 17th through March 29th, 2020. This free, six week course focuses on integrating civic media literacy learning experiences into school and out-of-school settings . Participants have the option to earn 4 units via the University of California Riverside Extension for a fee. [ more info ]
Code for America Summit
Mar 11 - Mar 30, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Making government work in the digital age isn’t just improving, fixing and patching what we have. It’s also getting ready for the next thing. Learn from the policy experts and technologists working together from the start, designing and delivering modern government programs from the ground-up. [ learn more ]
PBS SRL Presidential Debate Student Panel
Did you miss the Democratic Presidential Debate last night? Watch a recording of the debate (starting at 10:00) hosted and moderated by PBS NewsHour and Politico along with a PBS Student Reporting Labs post-debate student panel featuring youth and first-time voters (starts at 3:00:00)! [ watch now ]
News Literacy App: Informable
The News Literacy Project (NLP) has released Informable , a mobile app designed to improve users’ ability to distinguish between several types of news and other information. Developed for both adults and students, Informable helps users practice four distinct news literacy skills using real-world examples in a game-like format. It is available for download, at no charge, from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
Newsletter: Misinformation Monitor
NewsGuard introduced its new  Misinformation Monitor , a monthly newsletter that brings readers reporting scoops and exclusive data about trending misinformation sites. One finding highlighted in the first edition was that when a website hides information about its ownership and sources of financing, that often correlates to it publishing unreliable information. In fact, NewsGuard's analysis found that 90% of Red-rated (generally unreliable) sites don't tell readers who owns them. [ learn more ]
Permission NOT Required—The Limitations of Copyright: Facts & Ideas, Fair Use, Time
Copyright & Creativity videos provide accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity.This video gives a brief history of copyright, including its basic protections and limitations. It reflects current (2019) information on when copyrighted works fall into the public domain. [ watch now ]
Tech Balance: Media Use Tips for Parents
Want to promote better digital citizenship at home? Sign up for Common Sense's Tech Balance to receive free text message tips about how to practice healthy media habits at home with your family. Parents of children ages 3-8 will receive up to two text message per week about topics like screen time, balancing media use, recommendations for age appropriate content, and more. [ more info ]
CFS: 2020 "What's Your Story?"
Trend Micro invites individuals ages 13 and older who are enrolled in school (K-12, college, university, film school), and school representatives to submit an entry for the 2020 "What's Your Story?" video competition. Entrants are asked to create a two minute video which answers the question, "If the internet disappeared, what would your life be like?" The grand prize is $10,000.
Submission deadline: Jan 14 [ learn more ]
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