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Monthly Update
December 2017

onthly Update

Donnell Probst
Content Editor

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
Sherri Hope Culver
Past President
Kelly Whitney
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr

Federico Subervi

DC Vito

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Caitlin Barry

Natasha Casey

Belinha S. De Abreu

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

Jasmin Goodman

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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HuffPost: Media Literacy
Combats Fake News
This article in the Huffington Post discusses a recent study from the University of Illinois which investigated how knowledge of the media affected participants perspective of bias in the news. The study found that when participants were media literate, they were less likely to believe conspiracy theories, even if those theories supported their personal views.  [ read more ]

Teaching kids to be media-savvy
The Star Online makes the argument for not just teaching kids how to use technology, but how to evaluate and analyze the media they consume using that technology.  [ read more ]
Tampa Bay News: Commit to Media Literacy
Tampa Bay News journalist Ernest Hooper points to the lack of understanding of how the media works as a driver of disappointment or negative views about the media. In the article, Mark Newton, the student media adviser at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, calls for a stronger focus on media literacy.   [ read more ]


Mark Your Calendars 

35th Annual Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference
St. Charles, MO
Feb 12-14 [ learn more]

6th Annual International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Savannah, GA
Feb 23-24 [learn more]

Transmedia Literacy International Conference
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 22-24 [learn more]

U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018
Nov 5-9, 2018


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Linus Andersson
Senior Lecturer
Communication and Media Studies
School for Health and Welfare
Halmstad University

"At the moment I am interested in media literacy interventions and preparing a project to investigate how children can be invited to take active participation in the design and development of media literacy interventions. There has been a lot of hype around media literacy here in Sweden for a couple of years and programs, campaigns, and curricula are being developed here and there. These are, however, seldom referred to as 'interventions' and my ambition is to introduce that terminology in order to find a more coherent approach. [ read more ]

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

Apply: Youth Takeover of KQED
For one week in April 2018, select youth voices will take over segments of KQED News focusing on the topics of immigration and access to higher education. KQED is looking for 20 Bay Area educators who teach grades 8-12 and who are interested in having their students create writing and audio for KQED broadcasts. This pilot is a paid opportunity for teachers that begins in January 2018.  [ learn more ]

CFP: Connected Learning Summit
The First Annual Connected Learning Summit (CLS), to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, represents a merger between three community events with this shared vision and values: the Digital Media and Learning Conference, the Games + Learnin g + Society Conference, and Sandbox Summit.  The conference is now accepting proposal submissions of academic papers and project presentations as well as more innovative session formats which focus on digital technologies for learning, educational and commercial games and other media, innovative tech-infused curricula, and theoretical and/or empirical exploration of digital media and technology for learning.
Submission deadline: Jan 22  [learn more]

CID Video Competition
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year. The theme of the competition is, "What does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like?" Submissions will be accepted beginning April 15.
Submission deadline: May 31 [ learn more ]


C-SPAN Classroom
C-SPAN Classroom offers free,  video-based materials for social studies teachers including video clips and lesson plans. Follow the link to see a list of media literacy-related resources from C-SPAN Classroom.  [ learn more ]

MEF: Media Literacy Resource Page 
The Media Education Foundation has created a page of resources aimed at helping teachers understand how to incorporate media literacy resources into their classroom. This page includes a general overview of media education, media literacy films and videos, and links to blog posts, handouts, posters, and other video resources.  [ learn more ]

Fake News: The Game
ISL has created a new mobile application for iOS devices which presents users with news stories populated from sites like Snopes, PolitiFact, and, testing players ability to identify fake news stories by swiping left if it's real or swiping right if it's fake. The app also provides a variety of resources and the ability to connect with media literacy organizations like The News Literacy Project. [ learn more ]

Carolina Classrooms: Digital Literacy
Frank W. Baker was included in the recent SC-ETV (PBS affiliate) educational series, "Carolina Classrooms" episode on digital literacy. The episode can be streamed from the E-TV website.  [ learn more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Health Literacy Program Associate
Health Literacy Media
St. Louis, MO  [ more info ]

Assistant or Associate Professor - Media and Democracy
University of Texas
Austin, TX [
more info ]

Teacher - Media Literacy
Glendale Elementary School District #40
Glendale, AZ  [ more info ]

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