November 2017 

Deirdre Morgenthaler 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   

Erin Reilly, President

Kelly Whitney
Vice President

Tony Streit  

Joanne Parsont

Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

Kristi Avram 
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman
Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr
Federico Subervi
DC Vito


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 Kahn
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
Roma Dash 
Nneka Gigi
Donnell Probst
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December 13, 2017

You can make a difference and advance the mission of media literacy education.

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.  

Weird Enough 
Get Media L.I.T.
For November's
Organizational Partner Spotlight, Rachell Arteaga interviewed Tony Weaver of  Weird Enough Productions, an organization dedicated to combatting media misrepresentation through original content production and media literacy education. Weird Enough Productions was started in 2014 after it's founder won $500 dollars from a pitch competition and had a vision to use media to bring people together. Since then, Weird Enough has grown into a coalition of young artists working to change the world in a way that's not normal, but just Weird Enough. Their program uses superheroes to teach kids about media literacy. To read the full article, click here

Dimensions of Storytelling: 
Media Literacy in a Digital Age 

The  Center for Media Literacy in partnership with the  Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, has won a Stevens Initiative grant for Dimensions of Storytelling: Media Literacy in a Digital Age. The program will offer 900 secondary students and their teachers in Cairo and Los Angeles the opportunity to participate in a cross-country media literacy program. Housed at the Aspen Institute, the Stevens Institute is a collaboration between the family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Family Foundation, the J. Christopher Stevens Fund, the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, Twitter, Vidyo, and LRNG. 


Free Streaming 
on Selected Films

New Day Films is offering several free streaming campaigns of selected  films in their collection. If you are interested in a free preview, contact the filmmaker via New Day Films is also offering 25% off any title in their collection if you send them a short description of how you have used a New Day Film in your classroom. Send your accounts of New Day Films in your classroom to
to qualify for the discount code.

Project Look Sharp

Classroom Activities

Project Look Sharp's Collaborative Activity Production (CAP) initiative is offering ready-to-use classroom activities and lessons created by educators who are looking for ways to integrate media literacy into their curricula. The submission feature is currently in beta testing, but several lessons are open for educator-to-educator sharing and collaborations. Click  here for a list of CAPS resources. Questions or suggestions may be sent to Project Look Sharp's Curriculum Designer Sox Sperry at

Who's Snooping you Online?

KQED's  Above the Noise  has just released "Who's snooping you online?" a video and lesson plan that teaches tricks and tips about how to keep personal information private in an increasingly digital world. These resources serve as a digital literacy primer for middle-school and high-school aged students.

New Online 
Curriculum for 
Grades 4-6 

  Media Literacy for Safe & Healthy Choices  was evaluated by the Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children's Hospital. It is listed on NREPP, the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices of SAMSHA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as effective for improving knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about media effects on violence, bullying, alcohol use, smoking and food choices.

A special 20% discount is available for NAMLE partners and their referrals through March 1, 2018. Contact Media Power Youth at or 
603-222-1200 to learn more.


Taking Applications for the 2018 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

The  Engagement Lab at Emerson College is happy to announce that applications are open for  The 2018 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. This three-week program held annual in Salzburg, Austria gathers 75 graduate and undergraduate students from universities around the world to come together to discuss media literacy, global media and innovation and explore how media can be used to solve global problems. Students live, eat and work in the Schloss Leopoldskron (featured in the 1965 Sound of Music) and side excursions to Munich, Vienna and into the Alps also take place. Multimedia publications by past years' media academy cohorts can be found here:

This year's program runs July 15 - August 4, 2018.
For more information, please contact Emerson College Professor Paul Mihailidis:

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, December 13, 2017 to  MJ Robinson at