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Monthly Update
August 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, September 8


edia Literacy Week


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

It's not too early to start planning your MLW events and activities.  Follow the US Media Literacy Week website for updates and schedule of events across the country!


School librarians teach 
CRAAP to fight fake news
USA Today outlines how school librarians  are teaching students CRAAP, an acronym that stands for Currency (timeliness), Relevance (importance),  Authority (source),
Accuracy (reliability) and Purpose (reason). This method helps students  evaluate and verify news content  to ferret out the false from the real.   [ read more ]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Navigating 
punishing, riveting news cycles
NAMLE board member and past President, Sherri Hope Culver, provided commentary on the impact of social media on the news cycle in the age of Trump.  
[ read more ]
Students get media literacy
lesson on trip to Greece  
Students from a Carlsbad, California high school traveled to Greece to film the story of the migrant crisis they were not seeing on television. [ read more]


Mark Your Calendars 

Event: "Unraveling #fakenews from 
opinion-making information"
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
Sept 7  [ learn more ]

2017 Digital Media & Learning Conference
University of California
Irvine, CA
Oct 4-6 [learn more]

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


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Omar Munaf
Citizen Journalist
Professor,  Cihan University

"Information is available in dozens of written, auditory and visual formats, including reading and writing in the media. It is very necessary to be able to understand the media message provided to them from different media. The use of modern technology in the media and education are two paths that go together towards raising awareness and creating a new generation that are more powerful and interactive."  [ read more ]

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

Teachers: Win a Trip to 
the 9/11 Memorial in NYC
Teachers can enter to win an expense-paid trip to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City thanks to a partnership between the National Youth Leadership Council, Teach for America, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. 
Submission deadline: Sept 30 [ learn more ]


Curriculum:  The Mask  You Live In
The Representation Project has announced the release of the Second Edition of The Mask You Live In
curriculum that can be utilized in youth-facing programs. The $350 curriculum and license includes an educational DVD with the feature film and supplemental video clips, the new curriculum for K-5, middle and high school, and college/university students, as well as unlimited rights to use the curriculum and host screenings.  [ read more ]

Workshop & Curriculum: 
What's the REAL DEAL about Truth & Power
The REAL DEAL workshops are designed for classroom teachers, after-school teachers, community mentors or youth empowerment educators and include the movies, curriculum and contest kit. The lessons in the Truth & Power curriculum are designed to educate and ignite the power within our young people, to challenge societal norms affecting their lives.  [ read more ]

Report: Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University released a comprehensive analysis of online media and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, " Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," documents how highly partisan right-wing sources helped shape mainstream press coverage and seize the public's attention in the 18-month period leading up to the election [ read more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The News Literacy Project
Washington, D.C. [more info]

Assistant Professor, Media and Intersectionality
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR [more info]

Director of Library Media Services
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Oklahoma City, OK [ more info]

Assistant Professor,
Digital Humanities and New Media
Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY [ more info]

Director of Media Education and Partnerships
Community Media Access Partnerships (CMAP TV)
Gilroy, CA [ more info]
Assistant Professor, Media Studies
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon [ more info]

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