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Monthly Update
April 2017

onthly Update

Donnell Probst
Content Editor

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
David W. Brown
Past President
Kelly Whitney
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram

Sherri Hope Culver
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens
Kim Osborne
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, May 5


Conference News

2017 Conference To-Do List!

1)  Register today  for Conference 2017 to take advantage Early Bird rates!

2) Submit a nomination for the 2017 NAMLE Awards!

4) Book a room at Roosevelt University for $65!

3) Promote your organization or product by participating as an exhibitor or advertising in the program book!

See you in Chicago!

Any conference questions? 
Contact MJ Robinson at


Helping Students Interpret the News
Emerson College professor and co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education, Dr. Paul Mihailidis, discussed the proliferation of "fake news" during the presidential campaign, including common media consumption mistakes made by his students and how he is combating this problem in his classroom. 
[ read more ]

Announcing the News Integrity Initiative
A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions, non-profits and other organizations have launched the News Integrity Initiative, a global consortium focused on helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online. The Initiative's mission is to advance news literacy, to increase trust in journalism around the world, and to better inform the public conversation.  [ read more ]

Schools in Taiwan will 
Teach Media Literacy    Time
Time magazine covered Taiwan's groundbreaking media literacy curriculum which will be used to teach school children how to identify and combat fake news starting next year.  [ read more ]

Connecting Media Literacy 
Education to ISTE Standards
This article, originally published by ISTE, discusses the need for media literacy and how the principles of media literacy education can be effectively connected to existing ISTE standards.  [ read more ]


Mark Your Calendars 

ICA 2017 Conference
San Diego, CA
May 25-29 [ learn more]

2017 NAMLE Conference
Chicago, IL
Jun 27-28 [ learn more ]

NCSS Annual Conference 2017
San Francisco, CA
Nov 17-19 [learn more]


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Josh Weisgrau
Program Director,  Maker Learning

"Right now it is more important than ever for kids (and adults) to be able to think about media--both as critical consumers and as thoughtful producers. Those two skills are entirely linked so understanding things like how to determine accuracy and bias in news reporting, requires an understanding of how news is made; while being able to produce a narrative film requires and understanding not only of the technical elements but of how that may be perceived by different audiences."  [ read more ]

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

Vote: What's Your Story? Trend Micro Logo
Trend Micro's What's Your Story? entries have been submitted and now it's time to decide who wins the $10,000 grand prize! Check out this year's submissions and vote for your favorite! [ learn more ]

Call for Participants: 
Arresting Knowledge Tour    
Arresting Knowledge is a project produced by Artists for Literacy, a non-profit dedicated to making information accessible to people of all education levels. The project is looking for media literacy leaders in 20 cities across the country to host 90 minute town hall meetings in their cities to discuss the misinformation and false news crisis, while participating in this documentary film project.
[ learn more ]

2017 Media and Digital Literacy Academy
The 2017 Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut will be held at Lebanese American University and will explore the role of media literacy in engaging citizens, teachers, journalists, trainers, and activists in countering violent extremism and youth radicalization.  
Submission deadline: Apr 30 [ learn more ]

CFS: Afterimage: The Journal of 
Media Arts and Cultural Criticism
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism invites submissions from all fields for a special issue on "Media Literacy in a 'Post-Truth' Age." Articles and artist's projects addressing the theme of "Media Literacy in a 'Post-Truth' Age" are welcome, and submissions that consider the intersections of art, activism, journalism, and media literacy practices are particularly encouraged.
Submission deadline: May 1 [ learn more ]

2017 Newseum Summer  
Teacher Institute
Join NewseumED for "Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World." This free, three-day collaborative institute is for educators seeking new ways to elevate their students' media savvy and empower their free expression.  
Application deadline: May 7 [learn more]

CFC: "Encyclopedia of American 
Political Humor"
ABC-CLIO's two-volume encyclopedia "American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture," is currently seeking contributors for this project to be released in the fall of 2019. Submission deadline: Dec 30 [learn more]

Survey: The Alliance for 
Media Arts + Culture
Please take a moment to complete this brief survey by The Alliance designed to garner support for new and sustainable funding for media arts organizations, working artists and communities, jobs and opportunities for artists and creative industry workers, and inclusive, inter-generational and cross-sector support for the arts as an engine of economic development, cultural vibrancy and resilience.  [ take the survey ]


Podcast: NAMLE's Executive 
Director on Fake News
NAMLE's Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, discusses fake news with Larry Magid from Connect Safely. Michelle offers NAMLE's strategy of minimizing the influence of fake news by focusing on the root cause and promoting media literacy education in the schools and in our communities.   [ read more ]

JMLE Voices from the Field: 
Smartphone Apps in Education
This article in the most recent version of the Journal for Media Literacy Education explores the use of smartphones as tools for production and digital literacy in two different schools. This paper supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover the perception of smartphone use by students and teachers.
[ read more ]

Engaging Students and 
Teachers in Media Literacy
Education Talk Radio Pre K-20 featured special guest, Frank Baker, to discuss engaging students and teachers in media literacy education.  [ read more ]

The Media Insight Project
The Media Insight Project is a new collaboration between the American Press Institute and the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research with the objective of conducting high-quality, innovative research meant to inform the news industry and the public about various important issues facing journalism and the news business.  [ read more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Director of Development
New York, NY  [ more info ]

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