Monthly Update | September 2019
Media Literacy Week 2019:
ONE Month Away!
Media Literacy Week 2019 is only one month away ! Have you started planning an event or activity to help bring awareness to media literacy during MLW?! Need help with the planning process? No problem! The MLW website has tons of age and audience-appropriate resources to help you get started! Also, be sure to check out our FREE toolkit , which also has tons of great ideas to help you get involved! Don't forget to sign up your organization as an MLW Partner and register your event! Do you still have questions? Email us at !
Media Literacy in the News
NYT : "How Might A.I. Label You?"
Facial recognition and other A.I. technologies learn their skills by analyzing vast amounts of digital data. Drawn from old websites and academic projects, this data often contains subtle biases and other flaws. ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial intelligence technologies changing our lives.   [ read more ]
Fast Company : “I create fake videos. Here’s why people believe even the obvious ones”
In this article by Fast Company, the author discusses the technical side of producing fake videos, why many believe even the most obviously doctored videos, and how becoming media literate consumers can help fight the spread of fake videos. [ read more ]
M-Passioned: Meet Our Members
Beth Thornton
Contributor, "Issues and Ideas"
KCBX Central Coast Public Radio
" I’m excited about the momentum in K-12 education. Many states across the country are adopting legislation to teach media literacy skills in the classroom. Beginning in 2017, I traveled to Sacramento on several occasions to voice CML’s support for media literacy education in California schools. It took two years and many revisions for a bill to pass. The signed legislation requires the California Department of Education to maintain a web site of media literacy resources and professional development materials for educators. It’s a first step and I appreciate that California recognized the need to give teachers some assistance and training for media literacy.  " [ read more ]
UCLA Critical Media Literacy Research Guide
The UCLA library has created an extensive library research guide which supports their Teacher Education Program's Critical Media Literacy course. The resource prepares educators for teaching K-12 students to explore their relationships with media, technology, and popular culture by critically questioning different types of representations and creating their own alternative media messages.   [ learn more ]
Grades PK-2: Power of Kindness
Scholastic has created the Power of Kindness SEL lesson for Pre-K through 2nd grade students growing up in the digital world. These free resources, sponsored by Power of Zero, include a variety of classroom lessons and activities that teach important SEL and life skills to help children safely and constructively play online.
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Grades 9-12: Facts First
Scholastic has created a new ELA program for grades 9-12 to help fight disinformation. The program, sponsored by CNN, includes a teaching guide which provides lessons and activities to equip students with strategies to identify the different types of disinformation we encounter daily, understand how they spread, and know how to spot them. The full program also includes a classroom poster and student activities.   [ learn more ]
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Winners: 2019 CID Video Competition 
For the 2019 Center for Intercultural Dialogue Video Competition, students were asked to answer the question “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?” in a 90-120 second video. A list of the 2019 winners, including a link to the winning videos, has been announced. [ more info ]
Study: Can media literacy education increase digital engagement in politics?
According to a study by Joseph Kahne and Benjamin Bowyer of UC Riverside, youth who were exposed to digital-engagement learning opportunities were far more likely to be politically engaged online. Specifically, youth become much more likely to circulate, create, or comment on political content as well as participate in a political pressure campaign – one in which they contacted a government agency, nonprofit, or business to express their views. [ 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

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Education Manager
POV/American Documentary
New York, NY
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Manager, Community Engagement
POV/American Documentary
New York, NY
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Content Writer and Editor
News Literacy Project
Washington D.C. (virtual)
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