Monthly Update | March 2019
2019 NAMLE Awards Nominations are OPEN!

NAMLE is now accepting nominations for
awards to be given out at the 2019
Conference! Nominations can be made
in the following categories:
Elizabeth Thoman Service Award
Media Literacy Research Award
Media Literacy Teacher Award
Media Literate Media Award

To view the descriptions for each award
category and submit your nomination, visit
 the NAMLE Conference website .
Early Bird Registration
Ends April 21!

Reduced early bird registration fees
will be available for those who
register on or before April 21, 2019! 

General Attendee: $295.00
K-12 Educator: $200.00
Student: $150.00
Media Literacy in the News
Women's Wear Daily:
Forty Years After "Killing Us Softly"
Women’s Wear Daily discusses media literacy activist Jean Kilbourne’s series of lectures, “Killing Us Softly,” investigates how advertising imagery has and has not changed over the past 40 years, and explores new research which links sexualized imagery in advertising to issues such as eating disorders, depression, and low self-esteem in women and girls. [ read more ]
Students Fact-Check the Internet
In a partnership between Poynter, the Stanford History Education Group, and the Local Media Association, MediaWise has launched the teen fact-checking network. The program is a key component of their initiative to help middle and high school students be smarter consumers of news and information online. As part of the network, 18 students across the country have helped fact-check the internet by creating videos that focus on how consumers can debunk misinformation online. [ read more ]
M-Passioned: Meet Our Members
Jessica Dennison
Library Media Teacher
Kettering Fairmont High School
"Media literacy is important to me because there is so much information given to us in many different ways. It is important to determine what is real vs. fake through each of the different ways. If we have the skills to be able to determine what is credible and accurate news then we can process and understand the information better. I am most excited about the conversations that stem from media literacy in general. Working with teens, they have many viewpoints and are argumentative enough to stand by their viewpoints. Healthy debates on what constitutes real versus fake news provides multiple learning opportunities in the classroom." [ read more ]
Adam Ruins Everything
Back by popular demand! truTV has generously agreed to re-open access to five free episodes of their original television series, Adam Ruins Everything , and the use of the accompanying discussion guide to NAMLE members from March 1 through April 30! High school and post-secondary educators can request the streaming link or DVD here !
Lesson: PoliOptics In Presidential Campaign Announcements
Frank W. Baker has created a new lesson for students which examines the role of visuals in politics. The lesson, Location, Location, Location: Poli-optics In Presidential Campaign Announcements, includes a review of how past and present presidential candidates have used visuals to announce their candidacy, advice for students on reading the images, and a recommended reading list. [ learn more ]
"Media and Information Literacy: A Case for Combined Critical Pedagogy"
NAMLE Leadership Council members Natasha Casey and Spencer Brayton authored the chapter, "Media and Information Literacy: A Case for Combined Critical Pedagogy" in the book Credit-bearing Information Literacy Courses: Critical Approaches . The chapter discusses the sub-areas of critical information literacy and critical media literacy within the broader fields of information literacy and media literacy. Similar to appeals made by Marcus Leaning to combine media and information literacy, the chapter advocates for a combined pedagogical approach to information and media literacy. Read the chapter here or purchase the full book here .
New Book Line: World Citizen Comics
First Second Books, Macmillan’s graphic novel imprint, is launching World Citizen Comics, a line of nonfiction graphic works focused on civic involvement and media literacy. The line of graphic nonfiction comics is aimed at different ages and designed to provide a foundation in civics. The titles are focused on the constitution and U.S. media but will have global scope. [ learn more ]
News and Media Literacy Toolkit
The Media Literacy Council and Common Sense Education collaborated to create a toolkit targeted at students ages 13 to 18 that provides educators with the resources to teach students the core skills they need to think critically about today's media. The toolkit includes the sections Introduction to Fake News, Retouching Reality, and Fact vs. Opinion. [ learn more ]
About Us
Editor, Monthly Update
Donnell Probst

Executive Director
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Executive Board
Tony Streit, President 
David Kleeman, Vice President
Joanne Parsont, Secretary
Gonca Latif-Schmitt, Treasurer
Erin Reilly, Past President

Job Opportunities
MediaWise Multimedia Reporter
St. Petersburg, FL
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Media Arts Program Specialist
Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA
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Media Center Coach:
Storytelling for Diverse Audiences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
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