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
Karl E. Carter
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 
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.  


Rachell Arteaga recently interviewed Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Ph.D., the Founder & CEO of NAMLE Org Partner the Digital Citizenship Institute (DCI). DCI launched in 2016 as a result of planning and hosting the first conference focused solely on digital citizenship. The Digital Citizenship Summit was held in October 2015 at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut and since then has become a global movement.  Committed to promoting social good through the use of technology and social media, the DCI consists of a diverse group of thought leaders who think differently and believe in amplifying the positive and practical applications of learning in the digital age. Read the full interview here.


Media Literacy Week is November 6 - 10, 2017. All NAMLE Organizational Partners are automatically Media Literacy Week partners. If you have not done so already, don't wait to start planning your event. Please make sure to register your event here.  The Media Literacy Week website contains valuable information on how to get involved in this annual tradition. 

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Women's Hack-a-thon on 
Diversifying Artificial Intelligence 

Media Shift and West Virginia University's Media Innovation Center at the Reed College of Media are holding a Women's Hack-a-thon on Diversifying Artificial Intelligence  November 9-11, 2017.  The goal of this event is to give women from colleges and universities across the US a deep dive into the current state, problems and opportunities facing artificial intelligence, and to offer a series of creative exercises and fast-paced activities for teams to brainstorm solutions for a more inclusive AI that meets the future needs of a diverse society.  More information about the event can be found here

OpenNews and Media Shift are offering travel scholarships. Click here to learn more. The deadline to apply for scholarships is October 2nd!

New Film Screenings

New Day Films has several screenings at upcoming conferences this fall. Cheryl Green's "Who Am I To Stop It?" will screen at the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association State Conference October 13 and 14. Ellen Brodky's "The Year We Thought About Love" will be shown at the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mark Lipman and Helen will screen their three Urban Affairs films: "Arc of Justice, Streets of Dreams, and Gaining Ground" in Oakland Oct 9 -13.

Webinar about Digital Literacy with 
Dr. Detra Price-Dennis

Join Dr. Detra Price-Dennis Wednesday October 4th at 3:30pm for the upcoming webinar: Getting Started with Digital Literacy. Learn how you can better integrate technology into your classroom from a leading digital literacy expert.  In this webinar you'll learn:
  • Ways to bring your teaching practice into the 21st century
  • How to overcome barriers to effective classroom technology implementation
  • Where to find the top free resources for teaching and learning digital literacy
If October 4th doesn't work for you, register now and you'll receive a link to the webinar recording once it's ready. Register here

The LAMP Launches 
New Voter Campaign: 22x20 

The LAMP, a New York City-based nonprofit that brings 21st century media and digital literacy survival skills to students and teachers, announced the launch of 22x20 at a two-day kick-off summit sponsored by Columbia University, the Facebook Journalism Project, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Mozilla Foundation.

This non-partisan campaign aims to activate the 22 million young voters who will be eligible to vote for the first time in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. For more information about how to get involved, click here.


The News Literacy Project offering Free Premium Access to it's Checkology┬« Virtual Classroom 

The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan education nonprofit that teaches young people the skills they need to evaluate the credibility of news and information in the digital age, is offering Premium access to its widely adopted Checkology® virtual classroom free of charge for the 2017-2018 school year.

This cutting-edge web-based platform helps to develop students' critical thinking through 12 engaging lessons led by prominent journalists and experts in the First Amendment and digital media. Topics include the role of watchdog journalism in American democracy, the determination of bias in news and information, fake news, the ethical implications of branded content, and the ways that personalization algorithms can contribute to creating filter bubbles.

The platform features a variety of student assessments, experiential learning, a system of points and badges for students, and a class discussion wall; teachers can use it to monitor and assess student work. The curriculum is aligned with 21st-century standards, and NLP provides comprehensive teacher training and support. Learn more and register at

New Resource!
The Sift: An Educator's Guide  to the Week in News Literacy.

The News Literacy Project just launched "The Sift: An Educator's Guide to the Week in News Literacy." This newsletter, curated by Peter Adams contains issues, ideas, curricular suggestions and examples of "teachable moments" in news literacy. Interested parties can subscribe to the newsletter here.


Opportunities with Free Spirit Media

Chicago-based Free Spirit Media is looking for a Deputy Director and a Development Associate. Information about both positions, including how to apply can be found here.  

Media Literacy Looking for Vibrant Leader

Media Literacy Now, a policy-oriented advocacy organization internationally recognized as a policy and advocacy leader in media literacy is seeking a dynamic and creative leader. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of dynamic leadership, development, fundraising, marketing and communication experience and skills, an ability to collaborate with stakeholder organizations, and a passion for media literacy. Among the potential job responsibilities are: fundraising, the development of revenue-positive partnerships or affiliations, coalition building, the development and implementation of advocacy ideas and much more. Further information about this position can be found here.

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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 Friday, October 20, 2017 to  MJ Robinson at