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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
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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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Tell us and we'll include it in a future issue of Update. We are especially interested in updates from our student, individual and organizational members.
Next submission deadline:
Friday, September 7
Media Literacy Week
U.S. Media Literacy Week
NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018
U.S. Media Literacy Week is less than 3 months away!
Have you started your planning? Contact your regional chair with any questions or if you want to brainstorm ideas.
Is your school or organization signed up to be a
partner or supporter
Are your event plans underway?
Let us know by contacting NAMLE
s Program Associate, Nirvana Guzman!
Forbes: Facebook Media Literacy
Game Combats Fake News
Forbes magazine featured an article about a new Facebook game, The News Hero, designed by Latvia-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. Players are in charge of a publishing company and have to choose which stories are real and which not, before authorizing publication.
Blog: 4 Essential Skills for
In a recently published blog post,
NAMLE Executive Director Michelle Ciulla Lipkin discusses four essential skills for developing an understanding of the media we consume and their embedded messages. The four skills include slowing down in a fast-paced world, finding the source(s), exploring media as a creator, and understanding bias. [read more]
Mark Your Calendar
Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Media Literacy Week 2018
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
2018 Information & Media Literacy Conference
University of Passau
2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
2019 NAMLE Conference
ed: Meet our Members
Department of Communication
and Media Studies
I'm really energized by questions about how we can help our students develop the intellectual and practical skills to be media literate consumers and producers, whether they are aiming to work as journalists or as advocacy professionals. What can we learn from the history of media and communication that informs our understanding of the present? What role do media and communication technology play in creating the conditions for contemporary social movements related to issues like racial justice and LGBT rights? As an example of how we put this into practice, in April of 2018 I worked with several of our graduate students to organize the Advocacy/Journalism Conference, using a mix of panel discussions and hands-on workshops to explore just these kinds of questions.
Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at
Online Course: Challenging Topics
Project Look Sharp is offering a six week online course designed for educators who are looking for strategies for teaching critical thinking and addressing bias using the tools of media literacy. The course meets weekly for one hour on Tuesday evenings from October 16 through November 20. The cost of the course is $295.
Course start date: Oct 16
CFP: 2019 ICA Conference
The International Communication Association is now accepting papers for the 2019 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 24-28, 2019. The conference theme, Communication Beyond Boundaries, encourages papers which showcase an understanding of the role of communication and media at the intersection of social, political, and cultural boundaries, and research that intersects domains both within and outside of academia.
Facebook Releases Digital
Facebook's new Digital Literacy Library features a collection of lessons which include group discussions, activities, quizzes, and games designed to help young people develop skills needed to navigate the digital world, critically consume information, and responsibly produce and share content. Created by experts in consultation with teens, some of the topics covered include security, privacy, safety, information literacy, positive behavior, and content production.
Doc Academy provides free,
easy-to-use resources for secondary school teachers who want to use documentary films to engage students in thinking about the world, society, and their place in both. Educators can teach a variety of subjects including English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Film Studies, STEM, and more using the included short clips from documentary films and standards-aligned lesson plans for high school classrooms.
Media Literacy Quick
NAMLE has created a one-page, quick reference guide which defines media literacy and provides a set of questions which media consumers can use to deconstruct the media messages they encounter in all forms of media.
Podcast Series: Planet of Propaganda
Media Education Lab at the University
of Rhode Island has released
Planet of Propaganda
, a podcast series which looks at the efforts of different educators across Europe who are teaching about propaganda through the lens of media literacy. The series includes an introductory podcast and five additional podcasts which cover media literacy initiatives in Belgium, Croatia, Romania, Poland and Finland. [
Digital Tool: Memories of September 11, 2001
This free, online digital tool created
by Kara Clayton and Carolyn Fortuna at the Media Education Lab is designed to help high school and college students understand the importance of sharing memories as a form of oral history. The tool includes a three-part lesson plan which includes learning about the events of September 11, analyzing newspapers and videos related to the coverage of September 11, and then participating in an asynchronous conversation with someone who personally experienced September 11. Through these lessons, students learn digital literacy and research skills while improving their social and emotional learning skills.
Publication: Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
This summer, the 12th Salzburg
Academy on Media and Global Change gathered 76 students, along with faculty and visiting experts from over 30 countries around the world to re-imagine journalism. The program focused on the exploration of models and approaches to storytelling that combat an emerging culture of distrust. The final publication, titled
Persist: New Ideas for Journalism in an Age of Distrust
, features six chapters that educate, inspire, and advance new pathways for media and news institutions, journalists, and storytellers. [
Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication
Youth Media Manager
Douglas L. Manship Sr. - Dori J. Maynard Chair in Race, Media & Cultural Literacy
Louisiana State University
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