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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.
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
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
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
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
provides information on how to borrow the film for free community, classroom or workshop trainings.
New Report on
Civic Media Practice
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
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
. 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.
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?
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
The deadline for submission is April 10, 2018.
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