Correction: Webinar with Monica Bulger, co-author of the report The Promises, the Challenges, and the Future of Media Literacy is Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm ET. If you would like to attend, please email us at Webinar will be recorded. 


Deirdre Morgenthaler 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   

Erin Reilly, President

David Kleeman
Vice President

Tony Streit  

Joanne Parsont

Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

Kristi Avram 
Steve Hargadon
Tori Horton
Gonca Latif- Schmitt
Cynthia Lieberman
Lynette Owens
Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr
Kelly Whitney
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Rachell Arteaga
Caitlin Barry
Natasha Casey
Laurie Chin Sayres  
Belinha S. De Abreu
Max Foehringer
David Cooper Moore
Deirdre J. Morgenthaler
Elizaveta Friesem
Yonty Friesem
Kelsey Greene
Jaclyn Siegel
Emily Keating
David Magolis
Pamela L. Morris
Tina L. Peterson
Theresa Redmond
Rebecca Reynolds
Benjamin Thevenin
Julie Smith
Evelien Schilder
Jiwon Yoon


Emily Bailin Wells
Catherine Burgess
Nneka Gigi
Donnell Probst
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Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

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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Journalism Education Association

NAMLE asked Sara Nichols, President, Journalism Education Association (JEA), to tell us more about the JEA. JEA launched in 1924 with the mission of supporting free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities for journalism teachers and scholastic media advisers. JEA programs and resources serve to educate teachers on how to educate students. Offering national certification for teaching high school journalism, they publish print and online resources on the latest trends in journalism education. Read the full article here

National Telemedia Council names 2018 
"The Year of Media Literacy"

In honor of its 65th Anniversary, the National Telemedia Council has named 2018 "The Year of Media Literacy" and is honoring Media Literacy pioneers Marilyn A. Cohen, Henry Jenkins, William H. "Bill" Siemering and Carolyn Wilson with its Jessie McCanse Awards . For more information about the NTC and its 2018 plans, click here .
National High School Journalism Convention

The Journalism Education Association  and its convention partner, the National Scholastic Press Association, will host the spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco April 12-14, 2018. This semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisors brings more than 4,000 participants together to participate in hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, engage in problem-solving breakouts and hands-on workshops and hear from keynote speakers such as the San Francisco Chronicle's Kevin Fagan and Brant Ward. Early bird registration ends March 21.
DIGITAL engAGEment Conference

Following the resounding success of last year's conference, the  Media Studies M.S. Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is pleased to announce its second annual DIGITAL engAGEment Conference to take place on May 18, 2018 at 25 Broadway in Manhattan's Financial District. 

This year's conference theme:  Media. Literate. #activist, is a call to express and refresh concepts of media activism and media literacy in the present moment, specifically:  what does it meanto be a media activist, to study media activism and to critique media coverage and activism in the current digital (and political) environment?  How does media activism connect to media literacy - by which we mean both the educational and social movements that encourage critical engagement with media, but also the basic comprehension and understanding the digital environment requires of its users and citizens? 

Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, installations, interventions, interrogations and acts of digital emancipation and empowerment are welcome!  The deadline for proposals is  March 19, 2018 .
Bill Nye Documentary 
Now Available

POV is pleased to announce that Bill Nye: Science Guy, a documentary about the life and work of TV's favorite scientist is now available through the POV Community Network for sneak preview Community Screenings. In this documentary, which has its PBS Premiere on April 18, 2018, Bill Nye turns his focus to adults and engages with those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based worldview. A Partner Toolkit provides information on how to borrow the film for free community, classroom or workshop trainings.
New Report on 
Civic Media Practice 

The Engagement Lab at Emerson College is excited to share a new report, Civic Media Practice: Identification and Evaluation of Media and Technology That Facilitates Democratic Process. The MacArthur Foundation funded report written by Eric Gordon, Executive Director of the Engagement Lab and Emerson College Professor and Gabriel Mugar, Project Manager & Engagement Lab Research Associate is based on over 40 interviews with media practitioners and focuses on those who use media tools to form relationships and build trust in their communities. The report also provides recommendations for practitioners and funders as they seek to transform civic life through media practice. More information about the project including a download link can be found here.
Fair Use Act Livestream

Free Spirit Media is hosting a Facebook live stream "Demistifying the Fair Use Act" on March 13, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 CT on the Free Spirit Media Facebook Page.  Headlined by Kartemquin Films producer/director Maggie Bowman and Artistic Director/founding member, Gordon Quinn this live stream will demystify the Fair Use Act and empower independent film and media makers whose work covers breaking news and/or major events and whose ability to address these important developments can be affected by licensing restrictions.
Media Literacy Webcomic

Weird Enough Productions has premiered a new media literacy based webcomic focused on a diverse superhero team called The Uncommons. These superheroes use their powers to see through media messages, challenge stereotype and explore new perspectives inviting middle and high school students to join them as media literacy superheroes.
Children's Media
Career Symposium 

The Center for Media and Information Literacy is holding a Children's Media Career Symposium at Temple University on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 - 8:30pm.  This event will include panel discussions with leaders in children's media from PBS Kids, Dubit International, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Tinkercast, Sesame Workshop, Hispanic Telecommunications Network, Out of the Blue productions, Children's Media Association and many more. This event is open to the public.
2018 Video Contest: What's Your Story? 

TrendMicro is pleased to announce its 2018 What's Your Story Youth Video Contest. Youth video makers 13 and over can win $10,000 and other prizes by answering the question "How do you know if something online is real or fake?" in a 30 to 120 second video. Rules and guidelines can be found here. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2018.
Free Digital Literacy Professional Development 

The Center for Media Literacy is partnering with the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles to offer "Essential Digital Literacy Skills for Our World:  Is Seeing Believing?" on March 21 and March 28, 2018.  This free professional development opportunity provides educators with practical classroom tools that can be used to teach students to understand and question how stories are designed, targeted, framed and purposefully delivered, empowering them with critical thinking skills that help them deconstruct media and construct responsible messages in response. Graduate level extension credit from the University of San Diego is available.
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