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Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Board of Directors
Sherri Hope Culver
Belinha S. De Abreu
David Cooper Moore
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Laurie Chin Sayres
Student Leadership Council
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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Next submission deadline:
Friday, March 2
NAMLE Executive Director on
Al Jazeera's The Stream
NAMLE's executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, appeared on
English's web broadcast
to discuss the issue of fake news and how media literacy can help citizens navigate the changing news media landscape.
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.
Results: NYT Student News Diet Challenge
In November, the
New York Times
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.
Mark Your Calendar
International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Georgia Southern University
International MEDLIT Conference 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Transmedia Literacy International Conference
International Media Literacy Research Symposium
68th Annual International Communication Association Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
Media & Learning 2018: Video in Higher Education
2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
University of Rhode Island
Jul 15-20 [learn more]
U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018
ed: Meet our Members
"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."
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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.
TrendMicro: What's Your Story
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
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.
Media Literacy Webisode at WQED TV Studio
You are invited to attend an upcoming webisode of the Emmy Award winning
at the WQED television studios in Oakland, California on March 9 from 10:30 until 12:30pm.
The program wil
l focus on
, 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. [
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.
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.
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. [
Associate, Education Programs
Media and Intersectionality
University of Oregon
Lie Detectors European News Literacy Project
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