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Monthly Update
September 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

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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Friday, October 6


edia Literacy Week


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

Join organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country as they participate in events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA's, panel discussions and more!

Follow the US Media Literacy Week website for updates and schedule of events across the country!

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ISTE Top 5 Trends: 
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
Frank Baker's Media Literacy Clearinghouse was featured in a Huffington Post article highlighting the International Society for Technology Educator's (ISTE) list of "Top Five Tech Trends to Watch This School Year."  [ read more ]

Singapore: NewsEd by the Straits Times
The Straits Times and Chinese Media Group unveiled two new education portals, NewsEd and, which aim to get young readers up to date on news as well as introduce them to 21st century technology and competencies. The portals, launched under the new SPH Education initiative, customizes multimedia for students to learn either in the classroom or at home.  
[ read more ]
Vox: Media Narrative of 
Natural Disasters  
NAMLE member Dr. Katherine Fry provides commentary for a new video from Vox which discusses how the media frames coverage of natural disasters, placing blame on "mother nature" while omitting from the discussion man's role in our  changing environment.  [ read more ]

San Francisco Chronicle Calls 
for Media Literacy in Schools
The San Francisco Chronicle outlines how media literacy education is expanding into many classrooms, but is not currently being taught in all classrooms. The Chronicle argues that media literacy education materials are becoming more easily accessible and therefore should be easier to integrate into existing lessons. [ read more]



California Media Literacy Bill Does Not Pass
Lawmakers did not vote for Senate Bill 135 by Senator  Bill Dodd (D-Napa), which called for curriculum to promote communication, digital citizenship, and responsible technology use, while teaching students how to evaluate the accuracy, credibility and comprehensiveness of online news. [ learn more ]


Mark Your Calendars 

Workshop: Beyond Fake News
Brussels, Belgium
Sept 26  [ learn more ]

Digital Literacy Conference: The Media, Critical Thinking & Wellness
Ames, IA
Nov 10 [learn more]

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


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Evelien Schilder
Instructor/ Instructional Designer,
Virginia Tech

" As media literacy educators, we often discuss bias, but I think it is also important to look at the agenda setting function of the media. As some stories are shown repeatedly in the media and others get less coverage, people not only learn about these events, but it may also influence the relative importance they attach to these events. In other words, media may not only teach us about events, they may also influence what we find important and what we are thinking about. Recognizing this, taking a step back, deconstructing these media messages, and asking questions about them is therefore crucial, and that is why media literacy is important. "  [ read more ]

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

LAMP Launches 22x20 Campaign
The LAMP launched  22x20 , a non-partisan campaign to help the 22 million youth ages 13-17, who will be eligible to vote for the first time in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, make educated decisions as they sift through the ever-growing information landscape [ get involved ]

The Lenses: Media and Film Classes
Concordia University in Austin, Texas has announced the return of The Lenses, informal media and film classes for the community, meeting Mondays now through Nov. 27. The Lenses class is designed to help develop media literacy skills in the community. Meeting alongside traditional students each Monday, community participants will closely examine a carefully selected popular film artifact using one of ten distinct perspectives (lenses). [ learn more]
Toronto International Film Festival: 
Share Her Journey 
The Toronto International Film Festival launched the Share Her Journey campaign after exploring mentorship and sponsorship as ways to dismantle some of the obstacles keeping female filmmakers from thriving.   Share Her Journey prioritizes gender parity with a focus on mentorship, skills development, and media literacy for women behind and in front of the camera. 

Media Education Lab: Fall 2017 Webinars
A variety of media literacy focused webinars are available this fall from the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island.  [ schedule of events ]


Newsletter: The Sift 
The News Literacy Project has just launched a weekly newsletter of curated resources from the news designed to give teachers a timely inspiration point for compelling discussions, meaningful civic action and student-centered inquiry.  [ explore ]

Study: Effect of the Thin Body Ideal 
in a Media-Naive Population
A new study from British and Swiss academics investigates how images of thin models might affect ideas about an "ideal" female body in people who had never been exposed to those kinds of images before.

ASCD Quick Reference Guide:
Media Literacy in Every Classroom
This new reference guide written by Faith Rogow and Cyndy Scheibe and published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) includes everything you need to know to get started on integrating media literacy into your teaching or production at any grade level or any subject. This resource is perfect for faculty meetings, PLCs, production staff, or teacher education courses. 

NYTLN: What's Going on in this Graph
The New York Times Learning Network is partnering with the American Statistical Association (ASA) for a new monthly feature, "What's Going On in This Graph?", or "WGOITGraph?" The ASA educates the public about using data to understand our world and believes that statistical literacy is important for everyone. This monthly feature will teach students how to read, interpret, and question graphs, maps, and charts as a key 21st-century skill. The monthly feature will include data visualizations from Upshot, which emphasizes data and graphics in its analysis of politics, policy and everyday life.  [ read more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Youth Enrichment Facilitator 
Film/Media Instructor
Urgent Group
Miami, FL [more info]

Media Literacy Facilitators
New York, NY [more info]

Director, Common Sense Kids Action
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA [ more info]

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