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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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Media Literacy Survey
State of Media Literacy in the U.S.
Poor Media Literacy Skills Leave
Turkish Citizens Vulnerable to Fake News
In an interview with fact-checking organization teyit.org, Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News explores how poor media literacy skills have left citizens and news organizations vulnerable to fake news, especially around divisive
topics like politics, education, health, and refugees.
Forbes: Kids + Media Literacy Education are Key to Combating Fake News
This article by Forbes discusses the author's experience using iCivics' NewsFeed Defenders game with her own child as a method of teaching media literacy. The author cites important lessons that can help young students learn to verify the accuracy of information from a young age, combatting the proliferation of fake news in the future.
Mark Your Calendar
2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Transmedia Literacy International Conference
2018 Communicating Diversity Conference
College Station, TX
BEA 2019 Research Symposium:
Media Literacy: What NOW?
Las Vegas, NV
Media Education Conference
Media & Learning 2019:
Video in Higher Education
Stuk, Leuven, Belgium
2019 NAMLE Conference
ed: Meet our Members
Carla Lyndale Carter-Bishop
Founder, Focused Arts Media eDucation (FAMe)
Lecturer, University of North Texas
My latest work is through my course, Interactive Community Video. This semester, students in my class are learning how to teach media literacy skills and are applying them in an elementary classroom setting. We have teamed up with a group of local fifth grade teachers and are working with their students to produce short documentaries. Through this process, my students are teaching ten and eleven year olds the core concepts of media literacy, how to access, analyze, evaluate, and then create their own work. Students are learning that they don't just have to consume media, but that they also have the power to create their own media, and to create their own narratives in the process." [
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Call for Ideas: Video in
Higher Education Conference
The 2019 Media & Learning Conference, which takes place on June 5-6 in Leuven, Belgium is now accepting idea proposals. The conference will combine formal and informal discussion opportunities along with presentations, practical demonstrations, and hands-on workshop opportunities.
CFP: 2019 Communicating
The 2018 Communicating Diversity Conference is now accepting proposals for submissions related to communicative processes in issues such as power, privilege, social justice, and climate and inclusion in a variety of contexts (e.g. rhetoric, media, health, organizational, intercultural, and political)--especially those that highlight voices of minoritized and marginalized groups. The opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
JMLE Special Issue:
Media Literacy, Fake News & Democracy
Check out this special issue of the Journal Of Media Literacy Education Media Literacy, Fake News And Democracy. The issue is now available online and all articles can be read or downloaded for free.
Webinar: Media Literacy and Gender
The Consortium of Media Literacy's (CML) Tessa Jolls shared her expertise in media literacy and gender representation in a webinar for the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in November. The webinar can now be viewed online. [
Companion Website: Create to Learn
The companion website for Renee Hobbs' latest book,
Create to Learn: Introduction to Media Literacy
, is now available. This website offers a variety of resources for students and instructors who register including examples of media created by students and instructors, shared assignments and lesson plans, access to PowerPoint slides for each chapter, flashcards to help master definitions of key terms, and access to video clips that are described in the book. [
Adjunct Professor of Media Arts + Practice:
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Douglas L. Manship Sr. - Dori J. Maynard
Chair in Race, Media & Cultural Literacy
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
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