Meet the Team
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Board of Directors
Sherri Hope Culver
Belinha S. De Abreu
David Cooper Moore
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Laurie Chin Sayres
Student Leadership Council
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.
What's new with you?
Tell us and we'll include it in a future issue of Update. We are especially interested in updates from our student, individual and organizational members.
Next submission deadline:
Friday, November 2
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Your Calendar
2018 Information & Media Literacy Conference
University of Passau
2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Media Education Conference
Media & Learning 2019:
Video in Higher Education
Stuk, Leuven, Belgium
2019 NAMLE Conference
ed: Meet our Members
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.
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.
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 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]
Assistant Professor of Communication
and Media Studies
Student Media and Classroom Learning
San Francisco, CA
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