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.
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Media Literacy Week
U.S. Media Literacy Week
NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
U.S. Media Literacy Week is 6 weeks away!
2018 Media Literacy Week Toolkit
2018 Media Literacy Week Toolkit
is now available for d
The toolkit includes sample social media posts, memes, and graphics to help you promote your MLW events!
Call for Proposals
NAMLE is now accepting proposal submissions for the 2019 Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from June 26-28, 2019. The conference theme is "A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices."
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.
Australia's Media Literacy Week
As part of Australia's 2018 Media Literacy Week, ABC featured a selection of short videos and interviews with NAMLE executive director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin who spent two weeks visiting various schools and organizations across Australia sharing information about media literacy efforts in the U.S.
TIME for Kids: Making Sense of the Media
TIME for Kids featured an article,
"Making Sense of the Media," which discussed the growing popularity of media literacy in response to the fake news epidemic. The article briefly outlines the state of media literacy legislation across the United States, and how progress is slow but steady. The article has versions for grades 3-4 and 5-6 and is available to students across the U.S. [
Helping Children Navigate,
Process in the Digital Age
NAMLE Leadership Council member Julie Smith and Marialice Curran, founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, joined Don Marsh on St. Louis Public Radio to discuss how adults can use social media and online information to help children better connect to the world, develop authentic relationships and model acceptable behavior
Mark Your Calendar
Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Media Literacy Week 2018
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
Media Education Conference 2018
2018 Information & Media Literacy Conference
University of Passau
2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
2019 NAMLE Conference
ed: Meet our Members
"I've always been driven by media literacy's ability to balance or redistribute power dynamics at several levels. For one, it's about deconstructing and speaking back to hegemonic powers that make mass media's messages very narrow and hurtful. We need to vary the kind of stories we create and consume, and we are seeing that better representation is possible if we diversify who holds the powerful positions behind the scenes. In addition, media literacy values content that isn't only commercial, and can serve as a way to strengthen creative confidence and help people reflect on their identities and habits as shaped by media.
Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at
2018 Innovation Challenge
The National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the PILOT Innovation Challenge. The contest is accepting ideas from individuals, teams of individuals, companies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations for innovative ways broadcasters and other local media can serve communities.
PILOT Media Technology and
PILOT has announced it will offer
up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 each to current college sophomores, juniors, seniors entering graduate school, and continuing graduate students for pursuit of studies related to media technology and innovation.
2019 BEA Research Symposium: Media Literacy: What NOW?
This research symposium brings
together top scholars in the field of media literacy and asks, "What does it mean to be media literate today?" The Research Symposium will take place in Las Vegas during the BEA2019 conference on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Disrupt the News Challenge
TVNewsCheck and the Broadcast
Education Association (BEA) have announced the Disrupt the News Challenge. Teams of student journalists are challenged to develop unique ways of presenting news that sticks within the general programming flow of a TV station - but makes the traditional format more attractive to younger audiences, including millennials. Submissions can include a mix of news, sports, weather, entertainment, advertising and promotion.
A Citizens Guide to Fake News
The Center for Information Technology
& Society at the University of California Santa Barbara released "A Citizen's Guide to Fake News." Created by fellow Joe Walther, the guide includes the history and impact of fake news as well as sections on ways to prevent ourselves from falling for fake news stories and information online. [
The Digital Civics Toolkit is a collection
of resources for educators to help youth explore and recognize the civic potentials of digital life. The Toolkit explores a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas through five different modules: Exploring Community Issues, Investigation, Dialogue, Voice, and Action. The modules were designed for high school students and contain a conversation starter, several activities, and a closing reflection.
Lesson Plan: "Fake News,
Lies, and Propaganda"
Angie Oerhli from the University of
Michigan has made available her course presentations for "Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda." The slides, entitled "Fake News, Lies, and a For-credit Class: Lessons Learned from Teaching a 7-Week Fake News Undergraduate Library Course" can be found on the weblink below. The materials include the lesson plans, slides, and homework assignments for each of the 7 weeks of the course.
Civic Media Literacies: Re-Imagining Human Connection in an Age of Digital Abundance
This new book by Paul Mihailidis, an
Associate Professor of Civic Media and Journalism at Emerson College, explores the texture of daily engagement in civic life, and the resources--human, technological, and practical--that citizens employ when engaging in civic actions for positive social impact. Additionally, Mihailidis outlines a model for empowering young citizens to use media to meaningfully engage in daily life.
CID Video Competition 2018 Results
The Center for Intercultural
first video competition asked college students to answer the question, "What does intercultural dialogue look like?" in a two minute video. Follow the link below to see a complete list of winners as well as links to their videos.
Adjunct Professor, Media Literacy
Grand Canyon University
Media Literacy Workshop Facilitator
New York, NY
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