Monthly Update | January 2019
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Media Literacy in the News
Older Americans More Likely to Share Fake News
Forbes discusses the results of a survey published in the journal Science which showed that adults aged 65 and older were seven times more likely than young adults to share fake news online. [ read more ]
MediaWise to Educate One Million Teens by 2020
Last year, Google granted $3 million to the Poynter Institute for a program aimed at fighting misinformation by educating teens about media literacy. The project, called MediaWise, has a goal of providing media literacy education to one million teens by 2020. [ read more ]
Experts Offer Tips on Media Literacy
NAMLE’s executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, and other communication and literacy specialists discuss the importance of media literacy in this article from the University of Pittsburgh’s student newspaper, The Pitt News. [ read more ]
M-Passioned: Meet Our Members
Abby Kiesa
Director, Impact at CIRCLE
Tisch College of Civic Life
Tufts University
"CIRCLE is a co-lead with The LAMP on the 22×20 campaign, which is a cross-field network of organizations across the country integrating youth voice, media creation and talking about elections. This campaign is important to me because of what I’ve seen working to support youth participation in elections – for one, too often the fields within and related to youth engagement don’t work together, but we must in order to fully prepare more youth to have the skills to make their voices heard; additionally, because of how elections are funded, outreach often waits until people reach 18, which research suggests is too late to prevent inequities in participation." [ read more ]
Introduction to Crash Course:
Navigating Digital Information #1
MediaWise has partnered with John Green, host and co-creator of CrashCourse, a YouTube channel with over 8.5 million subscribers, to launch a 10-part series on navigating digital information. MediaWise, a partnership between Poynter, the Stanford History Education Group, Local Media Association, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education has released the first two episodes in the series.
Digital Citizenship Lessons:
Middle School
Common Sense Education has released new and revised digital citizenship curricula for middle school students which address timely topics for school communities, support teachers with improved classroom tools, and prepare students to take ownership of their digital lives. [ learn more ]
Book: Raising Humans in a Digital World
With at-home discussion topics and daily activities for families, Raising Humans in a Digital World shows how kids and families can learn to navigate the digital environment. The book, authored by Diana Graber, co-founder of CyberWise, includes practical tips grounded in academic research and hands-on experience. [ learn more ]
BBC Young Reporter
Designed for youth ages 11-18, BBC Young Reporter works in partnership with schools, colleges, youth organizations, and charities to provide young people with the skills they need to create and understand media. The program features toolkits for verifying news and information, resources to help students learn to become responsible news creators, and lesson plans to help educators turn students into journalists. [ learn more ]
ALA: Report on Media Literacy @ Your Library
In fall 2017, ALA and the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University embarked on Media Literacy @ Your Library, a project that sought to address the critical need in the field for adult media literacy education, with a focus on news literacy. ALA has recently released a Learning and Prototyping Report detailing the activities and findings of Media Literacy @ Your Library. [ learn more ]
About Us
Editor, Monthly Update
Donnell Probst

Executive Director
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Executive Board
Tony Streit, President 
David Kleeman, Vice President
Joanne Parsont, Secretary
Gonca Latif-Schmitt, Treasurer
Erin Reilly, Past President

Job Opportunities
Visiting Professor
Department of Communication & Media
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA

Co-Director, Youth Documentary Workshop
Educational Video Center
New York, NY

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Emmanuel College
Boston, MA
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