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Monthly Update
October 2018

Meet the Team

Monthly Update

Donnell Probst

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

David Kleeman
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram

Steve Hargadon

Alicia Haywood

Tori Horton

Gonca Latif-Schmitt
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens

Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr

DC Vito

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Emily Bailin Wells

Caitlin Barry

Catherine Burgess

Natasha Casey

Belinha S. De Abreu

David Cooper Moore

Elizaveta Friesem

Yonty Friesem

Kelsey Greene

Jaclyn Kahn Siegel

Emily Keating

David Magolis

Tina Peterson

Donnell Probst

Theresa Redmond

Rebecca Reynolds

Laurie Chin Sayres

Evelien  Schilder

Julie Smith

Benjamin Thevenin

Jiwon Yoon

Student Leadership Council

Jimmeka Anderson

Nneka Gigi

Jasmin Goodman

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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TopIn this issue...

Media Literacy Week

U.S. Media Literacy Week
NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
It's not too late to become a  Media 
Literacy Week Partner!
Are you planning an event for Media Literacy Week? Do you want to help promote media literacy education in your area? Sign up your school or organization to become a Media Literacy Week Partner! 

Learn more about U.S. Media Literacy Week here!

Questions? Contact us at to get involved!


Conference 2019

Washington, D.C.
June 26-28

Call for Proposals
NAMLE is now accepting proposal submissions for the 2019 Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from June 26-28, 2019. The conference theme is "A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices."

Interested educators, researchers, practitioners, and students are invited to submit proposals through the online submission portal until November 1, 2018. Full details of the Call for Proposals can be found here.

Questions? Please email


California Governor Signs Media Literacy Bill   
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that is designed to help students identify legitimate sources of online information. Senate Bill 830 requires the state Department of Education's website to list resources and instructional materials on media literacy, including professional development programs for teachers.  [ read more ]


CalendarMark Your Calendar

Media Literacy Week 2018
U.S. and Canada
Nov 5-9, 2018  [learn more:  U.S.  and Canada ]

Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
Providence, RI
Nov 10 [learn more]

Media Education Conference 2018
Grande Bibliothèque
Montreal, Canada
Nov 9-10 [learn more]

2018 Information & Media Literacy Conference
University of Passau
Nov 23-24 [learn more]

2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Savannah, GA
Feb 22-23 [learn more]

Media Education Conference
Salla, Finland
Apr 24-26 [learn more]

2019 NAMLE Conference
Washington, D.C.
Jun 26-28 [learn more]

MembersM-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Robin Blom
Graduate Director
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Ball State University

" The large amounts of misinformation spread through news media and social media are simply destructive to a democratic society. The consequences are just too stark for not acting on global warming or avoiding vaccinations for children because of intentional and malicious disinformation campaigns, which continue to be more sophisticated and reach larger audiences through digital technology. Therefore, it has increasingly become important for people to differentiate between facts and falsities. Media literacy education is essential to keep people from making wrong decisions in everyday life and during elections that take much resources to negate harmful consequences. [ read more ]

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

CFP: 16TH Annual Conference 
in Citizenship Studies 
The Center for the Study of Citizenship is now accepting proposals for the 16th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies. The conference will be held March 21-23, 2019 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The conference theme is Technology and Citizenship.  Submission deadline: Nov 1  
Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge
The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge is now accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations, university faculty, researchers, and students for innovative, cutting-edge, education technologies that will transform middle school education. The three categories of competition include student readiness and engagement, teacher training, and personalized supports. Ten winners will receive $100,000 each.
Submission deadline: Nov 30  [ learn more ]

Mind Over Media 2.0
The University of Rhode Island's 
Media Education Lab has released the Mind Over Media 2.0 web platform. The site uses crowdsourcing to allow anyone to upload examples of contemporary global propaganda. The site includes a visual & searchable collection of over 2,000 examples of propaganda from more than 25 countries, new lesson plans and activities, and improved Classroom Galleries.  [ learn more ]

PBS: Documentary "Dark Money"
PBS has released the documentary 
"Dark Money," which tracks the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.The PBS website includes the trailer, a lesson plan titled "Media Literacy for Elections," as well as a discussion guide.  [ learn more ]

iCivics NewsFeed Defenders Game
iCivics recently launched NewsFeed 
Defenders, an online news literacy game created in partnership with Annenberg Public Policy Center (  NewsFeed Defenders is a challenging online game that engages players with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods of media deception.  [ learn more ]

Media Literacy Smartphone Cards
The Media Education Lab's popular 
Media Literacy Remote Control cards have been updated to a more modern Media Literacy Smartphone! These sturdy and colorful paper cards use a visual metaphor to introduce media literacy to students, featuring one side that displays the various "apps" for analyzing a media text and the other side displays the "five critical questions" of media literacy. The cards are available in a variety of languages. [learn more]

Tools for Media Production and Sharing
Center for Journalists ' flagship program, has curated a list of resources and tools that help journalists and other media creators easily produce and share content. 

Report: How Students Engage with News
The Knight Foundation and the 
Association for College Research Libraries (ACRL) commissioned a year-long study of how students from eleven universities, colleges, and community colleges interact with news media. The study, published by the nonprofit organization Project Information Literacy, looks at how students define "news," interact with news on social media, and deal with issues of currency, authority, and credibility in news content. [learn more]

Report: What Teens Think of their Social Media Lives
Common Sense Media polled more 
than 1,100 13- to 17-year-olds in its latest research, " Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences ." This new report looks at teens' perception of issues like cyberbullying, depression, and the popularity of various social media platforms. 

EmploymentEmployment Opportunities 

Education Researcher
Common Sense Media

Assistant Professor - TV/Film
DeSales University
Center Valley, PA

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