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Monthly Update
February 2018

Meet the Team

Monthly Update

Donnell Probst

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

David Kleeman
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram

Steve Hargadon

Tori Horton

Gonca Latif-Schmitt
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens

Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr

DC Vito

Kelly Whitney

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Caitlin Barry

Natasha Casey

Belinha S. De Abreu

David Cooper Moore

Elizaveta Friesem

Yonty Friesem

Kelsey Greene

Jaclyn Kahn Siegel

Emily Keating

David Magolis

Dee Morgenthaler

Tina Peterson

Theresa Redmond

Rebecca Reynolds

Laurie Chin Sayres

Evelien  Schilder

Julie Smith

Benjamin Thevenin

Jiwon Yoon

Student Leadership Council

Emily Bailin

Catherine Burgess

Nneka Gigi

Jasmin Goodman

Donnell Probst

Alexis Romero

Zoey Wang

core principles

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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TopIn this issue...

NAMLE Executive Director on 
Al Jazeera's The Stream
NAMLE's executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, appeared on Al Jazeera English's web broadcast  The Stream to discuss the issue of fake news and how media literacy can help citizens navigate the changing news media landscape.  [ read more ]

NTC Names 2018 the Year of Media Literacy 
In celebration of their 65th anniversary, the National Telemedia Council 's is planning a yearlong celebration which recognizes the contributions of the many talented individuals and organizations that work to deepen the field of media literacy. They will honor four individuals of distinction with the Jessie McCanse Award. 
[ read more ]
Results: NYT Student News Diet Challenge
In November, the New York Times  Learning Network introduced their Media Literacy Student Challenge, " Explore Your Relationship With News ." This challenge asked  students to explore their own relationship with news by analyzing their daily "news diet," changing them to better meet their needs, and then reflecting on the results. The results have been announced which includes ten things learned from teenagers and the news. NAMLE executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, was a judge for this challenge.  [ read more ]

CalendarMark Your Calendar

International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Georgia Southern University
Savannah, GA
Feb 23-24 [learn more]

International MEDLIT Conference 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mar 5-6 2018 [learn more]

Transmedia Literacy International Conference
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 22-24 [learn more]

International Media Literacy Research Symposium
Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 19-20 [learn more]

68th Annual International Communication Association Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
May 24-28 [learn more]

Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 14-15 [learn more]

2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Jul 15-20 [learn more]

U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018
Nov 5-9, 2018 [ learn more]

MembersM-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Adam Sherlock
Salt Lake City, UT

"I have always believed that high-risk youth need an outlet to communicate and express themselves. Digital Media has the ability to give these teenagers access to connect with and educate an audience that rarely hears from them. The programs that I oversee are geared to interject and normalize the digital arts into the youth corrections and foster care system, as a way to empower these young people to share their stories and experience the transformative power of finding a voice through the arts. I envision a day when young people are using technology to help them talk about their struggles and encourage greater understanding with the public is common practice in these facilities."  [ read more ]

Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at

Apply: MA Civic Media: 
Art and Practice (CMAP)
The Engagement Lab at Emerson College is accepting applications for the fall 2018 cohort of their Master of Arts degree program Civic Media: Art and Practice (CMAP). The program is open to interdisciplinary-minded students and recent graduates who are scholars, entrepreneurs, socially engaged artists, civic leaders, and creative technologists. 
Priority deadline: Mar 1  [ learn more ]

TrendMicro: What's Your Story 
Video Contest
TrendMicro is now accepting entries for this year's What's Your Story video contest and NAMLE executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, will be one of the judges! This year's entries must answer the question, "How do you know if what you see online is real or fake?" The contest is open to entrants 13 years or older who are currently enrolled in school (middle school, high school, college, university, or film school). The grand prize for individual student entries is $10,000 with two additional $5,000 prizes for the best Canadian entry and the best US school entry. Four runner-up entries will be awarded an iPad Pro. Submission deadline: Apr 10   [learn more]

CFP: Northeast Regional 
Media Literacy Conference
The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference (NRMLC) invites session proposals from media literacy practitioners related to critical media literacy. Sessions will be interactive, media-driven, digitally-designed, engaging, and inspiring. The conference will be held at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, November 10, 2018. 
Submission deadline: May 31 [ learn more ]

Media Literacy Webisode at WQED TV Studio
You are invited to attend an upcoming webisode of the Emmy Award winning WQED series
iQSmartParent at the WQED television studios in Oakland, California on March 9 from 10:30 until 12:30pm.  The program wil l focus on  Cyber Safety , exploring vital information about on-line predators, bullying, harassment, and  how to manage your digital footprint. The in-studio audience will be able to ask questions or comment. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. There is no charge to participate. [ register ]

Book: Create to Learn
In Create to Learn: Introduction to Digital Literacy by Renee Hobbs, you can advance creative expression, writing and critical thinking skills while enabling deep understanding of academic content, ideas and information. This textbook helps students "create to learn" by composing infographics, podcasts, videos, screencasts, image slideshows and other forms of media. The  Create to Learn companion website provides additional study materials and samples of student works. [ learn more ]

Report: Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy 
UNESCO has released a new report, "Survey on Privacy in Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives", which combines two studies. One study addresses how media and information literacy (MIL) providers are responding to the need for people to comprehend the privacy of both themselves and others. The second study investigates young people's knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to privacy and online safety, and how they perceive MIL in relation to this.  [ learn more ]

Pediatrics: Digital Screen Media and Cognitive Development
This article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, examines the impact of digital screen devices, including television, on cognitive development. The article includes a review of current and future research and recommendations for clinicians and providers, policy makers, and educators. [ learn more ]


EmploymentEmployment Opportunities 

Associate, Education Programs
New York, NY [ more info ]

Assistant Professor,  Media and Intersectionality
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  [ more info ]

Multiple Positions
Lie Detectors European News Literacy Project
Brussels, Belgium [more info]

For more listings, visit our organizational 
partner The Alliance's  job bank
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