JANUARY 2018


BULLETIN EDITOR
Deirdre Morgenthaler 
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   
 
NAMLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Erin Reilly, President
President

David Kleeman
Vice President

Tony Streit  
Treasurer

Joanne Parsont
Secretary

Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

Kristi Avram 
Laura Catalano
Steve Hargadon
Tori Horton
Gonca Latif- Schmitt
Cynthia Lieberman
Lynette Owens
Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr
Kelly Whitney
DC Vito

NAMLE 
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

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

NAMLE STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Emily Bailin Wells
Catherine Burgess
Roma Dash 
Nneka Gigi
Donnell Probst
 
 
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February 14, 2018

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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.  
 
ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT ON: 
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NEWSEUM

This month Rachell Arteaga interviewed Barbara McCormack, Vice President of Education for Newseum.

NewseumED.org gives students, teachers and lifelong learners who can't visit Washington free access to the Newseum's vast collections. The site's content is copyright-cleared for use in the classroom, giving teachers worry-free access to quality, non-partisan resources for teaching media literacy, history, and the First Amendment. Since the website's launch in October 2015, nearly 500,000 unique visitors - from all 50 states and 175 countries - have explored their resources and interactives.  Read the full article here.


PROJECTS
  
As part of its ongoing initiative to link events of 1968 with those of 2018 for its readers,  News-o-Matic  will be running a Q&A in its February Daily News Just for Kids based on questions its readers submitted to Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham.  



EVENTS
  

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR 22x20 CAMPAIGN

The Lamp  has formally launched the website for its 22x20 campaign which seeks to activate and facilitate youth voice and leadership in the democratic process among the 22 million teens who will turn 18 by the 2020 election by empowering youth with nonpartisan media literacy skills to consume, critique and respond to political messages.  


3 NEW FILM SCREENINGS

New Day Films is pleased to announce three film screenings coming up in March:  Alice Bouvrie's A Chance To Dress: cross-dressing, shame and liberation and Ellen Frankenstein's Tracing Roots will screen at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco on March 26-29th, 2018. Bouvrie and Frankenstein will also facilitate workshops following the screenings. Robin Lung's Finding Kukan will screen at the Asian American Studies Conference in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, March 29 - 31st.  .



RESOURCES
  
 
ONLINE RESOURCES

Young people's voices are at the heart of American Creed, and organizations like the National Writing Project and Facing History and Ourselves have teamed up with PBS and Citizen Film to create extensive classroom resources and curriculum designed to get students talking about these vital issues.
 
Can you spot a reliable source online? Between misinformation, sponsored content on social media and personalized search algorithms, it can be hard to know what sources to trust and how to even find them! We can help you navigate this complex online world with our new course: Finding & Evaluating Information.



New resource from Center for Media Literacy Pediatrics featured a comprehensive Supplement on Children and Screens in November 2017 (Volume 140/Issue Supplement 2), with articles by leading researchers.   A Working Group on Digital and Media Literacies, co-chaired by Kristen Hawley Turner and Tessa Jolls, from the Center for Media Literacy, contributed a paper making policy and research recommendations, called "Developing Digital and Media Literacies in Children and Adolescents."   The paper was co-authored by Turner, Jolls, Michelle Shira hagerman, William O'Byrne, Troy Hicks, Bobbie Eisenstock and Kristine E. Pytash. The complete article and supplement, with topics such as "Digital Media, Anxiety and Depression in Children" and "Digital Life and Benefits and Costs of Social Media in Adolescence," can be found at:   http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/Supplement_2


OPPORTUNITIES
  


NAMLE / PEN America
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

PEN America is a nationwide community of playwrights, novelists, journalists, editors, poets, essayists, publishers, translators, literary agents, and other writing professionals as well as a NAMLE Organizational Partner.  This organization is dedicated to defending the freedoms of writers and stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world.  Its mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. NAMLE members can save 20% off PEN American Membership with code NAMLE2018 through 2/28/18.   www.pen.org/join
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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Engagement Lab at Emerson College is accepting applications for its Master of Arts degree program Civic Media: Art and Practice (CMAP ) for fall 2018. The priority deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018 after which students will be accepted on a rolling basis.   The core experience and outcomes of the 12-month CMAP program are centered around thesis projects that highlight the relationship of media, art, and practice and explore a wide range of approaches to the art & design of civic media, including participatory digital campaigns, mobile apps, public art installations, interactive curriculums, and virtual platforms. These projects bring to life the theories and practices that CMAP students explore in coursework.  Past graduates of CMAP currently work in various job sectors and organizations where they apply the skills and knowledge gained from the program, including the Obama Foundation, Global Family Research Project, Harvard Kennedy School, and more.  Accepted Students day will be held on April 28th, 2018.  

To learn more about CMAP please contact paul_mihailidis@emerson.edu  



JOB OPENINGS

The News Literacy Project has two job openings:  Vice President of Marketing and Communications and a Visual Designer.  Descriptions of the positions and information about the application process can be found here.  Application deadlines are February 16 and February 23, respectively.

 
Let NAMLE know what you are up to!

If you have something you would like to share in our next Organizational Partner Bulletin, please email the pertinent information (including l ogos and photos) by Wednesday, February, 14, 2018 to  MJ Robinson at  mjrobinson@namle.net.