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Monthly Update
November 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 Survey

State of Media Literacy in the U.S.
Are you teaching media literacy in the US?
How were you trained to teach media literacy?
How are you teaching media literacy?

Answer these questions and more by participating in the first annual report on the State of Media Literacy in the US survey from NAMLE!

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Conference 2019

Washington, D.C.
June 26-28

Call for Proposals
There is less than ONE WEEK left to submit your proposal for the NAMLE 2019 Conference! 
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


Reuters Hosts Media Literacy Week Event
Reuters featured an article highlighting the Media Literacy Week event they hosted with NAMLE in New York City. The event brought together students, educators, researchers and journalists to discuss the importance of media literacy in shaping how students can actively participate in the democratic process of voting and lessons learned from the 2018 midterm elections.
[ read more ]
Article: Six answers to your questions  
about political television advertising
The Des Moines register published an article outlining what every voter needs to understand about the cost, production, and timing of political advertisement using many of the key questions of media literacy. 
[read more
Greek Media, Information  
& News Literacy Week
The second Greek Media, Information & News Literacy Week, organized by the Media Literacy Institute and Journalists About Journalism in collaboration with the Peace Journalism Lab, will run from November 19-26. The week promotes the importance of MIL today, in the framework of formal, informal and lifelong learning, and focuses on information and misinformation issues, which are critical to defending democratic values and improving our daily lives.  [ read more

CalendarMark Your Calendar
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]
Media & Learning 2019:  
Video in Higher Education
Stuk, Leuven, Belgium 
June 5-6 [learn more
2019 NAMLE Conference
Washington, D.C.
Jun 26-28 [learn more]
MembersM-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Tony Weaver
Weird Enough Production
" I'm the founder of Weird Enough Productions, where we use comics and superheroes to teach middle and high school students how to have a healthy relationship with media. Most recently, I launched an online comic called The Uncommons. With my writing, and the amazing work of our illustrator, we're redefining what it means to be a hero, and rallying audiences behind messages of self love and agency. With The Uncommons, the intention was to create a story that was engaging and entertaining, but would also encourage audience members to think critically. " [ read more ]  

Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at
PLURAL+ 2018 Film Festival
The screening of the PLURAL+ 2018 award-winning films will occur at the Paley Center for Media in New York on November 21st. This year PLURAL+ received 371 entries from 72 countries around the world, from which 28 films have been selected for awards. Young media makers will be attending the event to screen and discuss their videos on the topics of migration, cultural diversity, social inclusion and prevention of xenophobia.
Event date: Nov 21 [learn more
CFP: Media & Learning 2019
Idea submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Media & Learning Conference which will take place on June 5-6 in Leuven, Belgium. The Media & Learning Conference includes a range of themes and will combine formal and informal discussion opportunities along with presentations, demonstrations and hands-on workshop opportunities. Submission deadline: Jan 21
New Issue of JMLE
Check out issue 10.3 of the the Journal of Media JMLE 4 1 Literacy Education which includes research articles, voices from the field, and book and media reviews. The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. [learn more
Australia: Students Need School Libraries
In response to Australia's falling ranking in educational outcomes, a coalition of Australian school library associations formed to advocate nationally for the re-invigoration of school libraries. The coalition aims to spread the word about the importance of school libraries run by qualified staff, to work together to ensure that all children have access to quality school libraries, and to empower children with knowledge and skills that equip them with a confidence in digital and information literacy. [learn more
News Creation: Best Practices Cookbook
Arizona State University's News Co/Lab has compiled a "cookbook" of best practices to improve the quality of news and help the public better understand how news works. This downloadable PDF includes top educational programs that can be implemented fairly simply with existing resources as well as programs that require heavier lifting. The collection has something for newsrooms and classrooms of all sizes and formats. [learn more

EmploymentEmployment Opportunities 
Assistant Professor of Communication  
and Media Studies 
Georgetown College 
Georgetown, KY 
Program Manager,
Student Media and Classroom Learning 
San Francisco, CA 
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partner The Alliance's  job bank
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