Monthly Update | June 2019
Full Conference Program Available Online!

NAMLE's biennial conference is only one week away! The full Conference program book is now available on the Conference website ! Be sure to check out the full session descriptions and start planning your Conference schedule today!

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Media Literacy in the News
CNN: Finland Fighting Fake News
with Media Literacy Education
This CNN article discusses the success Finland has found in their anti-fake news initiative launched by Finland’s government in 2014. The program aims to teach residents, students, journalists, and politicians how to counter false information through media literacy education. [ read more ]
Salem Times: “Make media literacy
part of civics education”
An editorial in Massachusetts' Salem News calls for the addition of media literacy instruction for middle school and high school students as part of their civics education. [ read more ]
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Why citizens should strengthen their media literacy
This article in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle discusses the changing media landscape and how citizens can use media literacy questions to help them become more critical consumers of news stories. [ read more ]
M-Passioned: Meet Our Members
Annelise Wunderlich
Executive Producer, Education
" My biggest focus at the moment is producing a YouTube series for high school students called  Above the Noise , that dives into the research behind controversial and trending topics in the news. The series is the featured media in  KQED Learn  – a web platform for students where they can join online discussions with other students around the country, and make and share their own media. I’m also an independent documentary filmmaker, and recently co-directed my first feature film  The Corridor ,  which is about the nation’s first high school to operate inside an adult county jail system." [ read more ]
Book: Teaching Media Literacy
In the second edition of Teaching Media Literacy , author Belinha De Abreu combines advice from practitioners and subject experts with her own research findings to examine how consuming media and technology impacts the learning of K–12 students. Designed for school and public librarians, educators, and literacy instructors, this book contains ready-to-use lesson plans and activities designed to help promote critical thinking skills for K-12 students. Foreword written by NAMLE executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. [ learn more ]
Book: The Critical Media Literacy Guide
A new book, The Critical Media Literacy Guide: Engaging Media and Transforming Education, authored by Douglas Kellner and Jeff Share, provides a theoretical framework and practical applications for educators and teacher education programs to transform education by putting critical media literacy into action in classrooms with students from kindergarten to university. [ learn more ]
Two Volume Set: The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy
Wiley has just released The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy , edited by Renee Hobbs and Paul Mihailidis. This two-volume set is a reference resource designed for students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners of media literacy from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences and includes essays which offer a comprehensive look at this multidisciplinary field. [ learn more ]
Report: Screens and Sleep
The most recent addition to Common Sense’s New Normal research series, The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States , explores how smartphones and other mobile devices have changed families' morning and evening routines and in-person relationships. In this report, parents and teens reveal their habits around screens and sleep. Check out this infographic for a summary of how devices affect daily life for parents and teens today or read the full report .
New Research: The Creativity of Imitation in Remake Videos
In this new research report, authors Renee Hobbs and Yonty Friesem explore the potential educational value of the remake video phenomenon (the creation of videos that explicitly imitate or copy an original work) by conducting a content analysis of 93 videos that were inspired by “Love Language,” a sentimental narrative video that features the themes of budding romance and disability awareness. [ read more ]
About Us
Executive Director
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Associate Director
Donnell Probst

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

Job Opportunities
Lecturer, Mass Communication
Georgia College
Milledgeville, GA
[ more info ]

Multimedia Teaching and Learning Librarian
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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