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Monthly Update
October 2017

onthly Update

Donnell Probst
Content Editor

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
Sherri Hope Culver
Past President
Kelly Whitney
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr

Federico Subervi

DC Vito

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Caitlin Barry

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, November 3


Media Literacy Week


3rd Annual
United States Media Literacy Week
November 6 - November 10, 2017

The  2017 Media Literacy Week Toolkit is now available. 

In the toolkit, you'll find Media Literacy Week  brand logossocial media graphicsmedia literacy memes, sample social media posts, and more. 

Don't forget to let NAMLE know about your activities by  registering your events today! 

Questions? Check out the US Media Literacy Week website or email us at!


ASU, Facebook, Kansas City Star
Announce News Co/Lab
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched News Co/Lab in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project and the Kansas City Star. News Co/Lab (pronounced "collab"), is a collaborative lab aimed at creating, testing, and promoting innovations that will help strengthen transparency and trust between news providers and consumers.   [ read more ]

The LAMP's 22x20 Campaign 
featured in Teen Vogue 
A journalist for Vogue magazine describes her experiences as a civic-minded teen, which led her to get involved with The LAMP's 22x20 campaign. The campaign empowers the 22 million new teen voters in 2020 to have an active voice in upcoming elections, at national and local levels.  [ read more ]
KBIA: What are Media Representations?
Mid-Missouri public radio station KBIA discusses the concept of media representations and how these images and ideas impact how consumers view various cultures and individuals in society. 
[ read more ]

Project Look Sharp and Newseum 
Host Media Literacy Workshop 
This summer, Project Look Sharp, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), and Newseum facilitated media literacy training and teachings for a wide variety of educators at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Content included how to integrate media literacy into curriculum materials, creating an inquiry-based and interactive classroom, and preparing students to critically analyze their confirmation bias. [read more]


Mark Your Calendars 

International Children's Media Conference
Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 1-2  [ learn more ]

Digital Media Literacy & Technology Tools for Early Learning
Nov 4 [learn more]

U.S. Media Literacy Week
Nov 6-10 [ learn more]


M-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Evanna Ratner
Teacher Preparation
Media Studies
Haifa University, Israel

" Media literacy is a rebellious activity since it is promoting critical thinking skills. Social media created personal democratic spheres and misconceptions of what is real and what is reality. Our leaders go against established newspapers, networks, and liberal ideas. Intellectual scholars are accused of betraying the government. This is the time for our community to be there as an eye opener and a defender of freedom of speech, a torch for seeking the truth and to raise a voice for rights of minorities. Media literacy does not tell you what to think or what to believe, it gives you skills to do so. "  [ read more ]

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

CFP: Emerging Learning Design 2018
The Emerging Learning Design Conference (ELDc) 2018 is accepting proposals for its 8th annual conference to be held May 31-June 1, 2018, on the campus of Montclair State University. ELDc18 seeks to bring together diverse voices and innovative approaches to designing with the learner in mind. This year's theme is "From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)." 
Submission deadline: Nov 1  [ learn more ]

PD: "Fighting Fake News" 
Educator Workshops 
Newseum Ed presents "Fighting Fake News: How to Help Your Students Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers," a workshop where teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today's digital media: falling for fake information. The workshop includes an interactive lesson with a Newseum educator, teaching strategies, and resources. This class requires a minimum of 12 educators and a maximum of 36 in the Learning Center classroom. [ learn more]
CFP: 2nd International Media Literacy Research Symposium
The International Media Literacy Research Symposium is now accepting proposals and abstracts for its 2nd annual conference to be held April 19-20, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal. Papers and presentations should explore how media literacy can be a voice in discussions on municipal and national levels.
Submission deadline: Nov 4  [ learn more ]


A Parent's Guide to Media Literacy 
NAMLE partnered with  Trend Micro to create, "Building Healthy Relationships with Media: A Parent's Guide to Media Literacy" to assist families in starting media literacy conversations at home. The guide focuses on one simple idea: teach your kids to ask questions. With real-life examples of conversations that may come up at home, the guide provides parents with some simple ways to encourage critical thinking at home.  [ read more ]

Scholastic: Fake Data Fuels Fake News
Scholastic discusses how misleading mathematical calculations are presented in graphic form in 90 percent of news stories and provides a quick, inquiry-based exercise to help students identify incorrect data/information in news stories.  [ read more ]

Book: Media Maze
Eric Rasmussen, an assistant professor of public relations in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication, has written a new book titled, "Media Maze: Unconventional Wisdom for Guiding Children through Media," which provides parents with useful strategies designed to give kids knowledge and tools to determine which media messages are helpful and which are harmful. 

Study: YouTube, Alcohol Ads, 
and Underage Viewers
A new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that YouTube videos depicting the alcohol brands favored by underage youth are heavily viewed on the platform by youth. The majority of the ads were identified as traditional or narrative advertisements, making them a form of promotion that could be linked to underage drinking.  [ read more ]

Activity: E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News
This activity from Newseum Ed, designed for middle and high school students, uses a downloadable poster to teach students a handy acronym to help them remember six key concepts for evaluating information (evidence, source, context, audience, purpose, and execution), which they can then test in teams.  [ learn more ]


Employment Opportunities 

Assistant Professor of Convergent Media
College of Media
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL [
more info ]

Lecturer in Media Production
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY [
more info ]

Teen Media Program Coordinator 
Community Art Center
Cambridge, MA [ more info ]

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