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Monthly Update
November 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

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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Friday, November 3


Media Literacy Week Recap


Video: Reuters Kickoff Event
Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism
Check out the video of the panel discussion at our Media Literacy Week kickoff event with Reuters which centered on the future of journalism. Moderated by Kyle Pope from the Columbia Journalism Review, panelists Stephen Adler from Reuters, Sheryl Huggins Salomon from The Root, Ryan McCarthy from Vice News and Brian Stelter from CNN discussed the issue of trust, how organizations are adapting to new consumption habits, and how educators can help prepare students for today's media environment.

The #MediaLitWk emoji will be available on Twitter until November 17th! 

4th Annual
United States Media Literacy Week
November 5 - November 9, 2018

NAMLE Conference 2019
Summer 2019
Washington, D.C.

Want to help shape the next NAMLE conference? Take this short survey to share your preferences, insights, and feedback to help guide planning!


Reuters and NAMLE Host 
Media Literacy Week Kickoff Event
A Reuters article provides a full recap of the activities held during the day-long conference and Media Literacy Week Kickoff event held in New York in partnership with NAMLE.  [ read more ]

Slate: It's Never Too Early to 
Start Teaching Kids Media Literacy 
Lisa Guernsey in Slate magazine highlights how children of all ages are both consuming and creating media, and how media literacy education plays an important role in teaching them how to create and consume media responsibly. 
[ read more ]
The Hill: Media Literacy 
is the Answer
The Hill published an article explaining that regulating social media platforms like Facebook will not resolve the issue with fake news. Instead, Adam Chiara makes the case for media literacy "education not regulation."  [ read more ]

CJR: Making Media Literacy Great Again 
The Columbia Journalism Review outlines how many colleges and universities around the US are introducing media literacy courses aimed at teaching students how to analyze the media they consume.  [ read more ]


Mark Your Calendars 

Transform Your Teaching through 
Inquiry-Based Media Analysis
Project Look Sharp
National Council for Social Studies Convention
San Francisco, CA
Nov 16  [ learn more ]

6th International Conference on 
Cultural Competence
Tuscon, AZ
Jan 25-28 [learn more]

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


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Emily Vraga
Assistant Professor
Department of Communications
George Mason University

" I have spent over 10 years exploring ways to move media literacy education outside the classroom. I'm especially interested in creating and testing media literacy messages that can be placed where people consume news - for example, before online news videos or on social media websites. My latest project is with  Melissa Tully of the University of Iowa . Together, we have been creating news media literacy messages in the form of short public service announcement style videos. Our research has suggested that these PSAs can be effective in limiting hostile media perceptions when political content is unbiased, but may also make congruent news content even more palatable to Republicans. "  [ read more ]

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

TeachAway Course: Save $250 
Save $250 on the Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom course from  @TeachersCollege, Columbia University and  @TeachAway. This course provides educators with the knowledge, tools, resources and online digital literacy training that helps K-8 educators maximize student learning outcomes in the classroom. Don't miss out!  Offer expires: Nov 30 [ learn more ]

CFP: JMLE Special Issue
The Journal of Media Literacy Education is now accepting proposals for a special issue of the  Journal of Media Literacy Education which will focus on on the theme "Media Literacy, Fake News & Democracy."
Submission deadline: Dec 31 [ learn more ]

CFS: Media & Learning 2018: 
Video in Higher Education
The 2018 edition of the Media & Learning Conference will be held June 14-15, 2018 in Leuven, Belgium. Submissions are welcome for plenary sessions, innovative showcases, master classes, demonstrations, presentation and screening sessions. 
Submission deadline: Jan 31 [ learn more ]

CFA: MA Civic Media, 
Art & Practice (CMAP)
The Engagement Lab at Emerson College is now accepting applications for the third cohort in the Master of Arts in Civic Media, Art & Practice (CMAP) program for the fall of 2018. 
Submission deadline: Mar 1 [ learn more ]

13th Northeast Regional 
Media Literacy Conference
The 13th Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference will be held on  in Providence, RI. To partner or submit a proposal, contact program chair, Carolyn Fortuna. [ inquire by email ]

Project Look Sharp: Collaborative Activity Production (CAP) Initiative
With support from the Park Foundation, Project Look Sharp has created a new, online media literacy tool which will allow those who have previously used Project Look Sharp's tools for simple media literacy curriculum integration to involve themselves in a unique, collaborative process in developing activities for others.


Special Issue of JMLE: 
Media Literacy & Disabilities
The Journal of Media Literacy Education just released the latest issue which focuses entirely on issues related to media literacy and disabilities. Topics covered include accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), special education and social skills, digital media production, textbook and fan fiction representations, teaching media literacy in LD classrooms, and more!  [ learn more ]

Scholastic Launches Media 
Literacy Resources 
Scholastic launched We The People, a new online media literacy and civics education resource for students in grades 4 through 10. The resource includes separate lessons for each grade level, civics and media literacy articles, online tools, and quizzes. [ learn more]

Pediatrics Journal: Children and Media
The November 2017 issue of  Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has published an extensive collection of supplemental articles focused on the topic of children and media.   [ learn more ]

NewseumEd and Facebook: 
Is this Story Share-Worthy?
NewseumEd and Facebook have released a new resource for middle and high school educators to use in their classrooms. The lesson helps students analyze news stories to determine if they are worthy of sharing on social media. The lesson includes a downloadable, poster-sized flow chart and worksheet. [learn more]

Webinar: Fostering Media and Information Literacy Among Students
This free webinar from Educators Innovator 
addresses how the term fake news is being used in popular lexicon. Panelists share their perspectives on what further conceptualization and actions are needed for educators to successfully navigate today's evolving media climate, with a view towards developing modes of instruction for addressing mis- and dis-information campaigns in the media, and cultivating our students' greater media discernment. [watch now]

NYT Learning Network: 
Student Media Literacy Challenge
The New York Times Learning Network has challenged students to explore their relationship with the news by analyzing their daily "news diets," changing them to make them better meet their needs, and reflecting on the results. The challenge includes a lesson plan for educators to guide students. [learn more]


Employment Opportunities 

Managing Director, News Co/Lab
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ [
more info ]

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies - Critical Media
Hamline University
St. Paul, MN [
more info ]

Visual Designer
The News Literacy Project
Washington, DC [ more info ]

Assistant Professor
Cultural Theory and Digital Media
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA [more info]

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