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Super Bowl commercials are often as entertaining and anticipated as the game itself. What do these commercials say about us, and how are they influencing us as viewers? Sherri Hope Culver takes a look at this phenomenon and the impact of the most powerful Super Bowl ads with Advertising Professor Joe Glennon and Alexandra Wittchen of the Brownstein Group.

Read more on Episode 26: Superbowl Commercials…

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With the proliferation of fake news stories throughout and since the election, the question arises, how do you figure out what’s true and what’s false? Larry Atkins, author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias, and Jeff Jubelirer, a corporate public relations specialist, join host Sherri Hope Culver to answer this question and more.

Read more on Episode 25: Fake News…

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The Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University is currently working with New Media Technology Charter School to co-create a framework for media and information literacy integration across all grades and subjects.We are so excited to be working again with NMTCS after a successful professional development series in 2013, the Media Literacy Circle, in which eleven faculty members participated in connecting MIL to their classrooms and teaching practices.Our new initiative is even broader in scope — we will be developing a new, flexible MIL framework for all teachers at the school to use to inspire MIL thinking in lesson and project planning, and will be implementing new collaborative tools to make brainstorming, planning, and carrying out school-wide MIL projects an attainable goal for the whole faculty. We’ll keep you posted with some of the results of our partnership as the year goes on!

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The Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) is currently working on a research study with UNESCO-UNAOC and the University Network on Media and Information Literacy.
The purpose of this research is to explore the frequency, methods and impact of privacy issues in MIL (media and information literacy) educational environments and to stimulate global research into privacy and MIL. Members of the university network are conducting interviews and gathering data from their respective regions. Data is being gathered throughout all regions of the globe with educators, scholars, afterschool instructors, NGO’s and nonprofit organizations.

Principal investigator for the CMIL is Sherri Hope Culver.

Read more on Research study on privacy in MIL Education Environments…

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IMG_7970The CMIL has been named as a Global Chair in Media and Information Literacy in a collaboration between the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the University Twinning and Networking program (UNITWIN). The initiative is developing research, education, and collaborative initiatives with eight international partner universities, including University Autonomous Barcelona (Spain), University of the West Indies (Jamaica), Cairo University (Egypt), Sid Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco), Tsinghua University (China), and Queensland University of Technology (Australia). More information may also be found through the UNAOC Media and Information Literacy Clearinghouse.

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The shows we watched as kids hold a special place in our hearts and nostalgia. But what are kids watching and loving today? What will hold that place of nostalgia for them in the future? On this episode of Media Inside Out we explore “Trends in Children’s Media”. Our guest, Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, is a leader in the field. She has held positions at Sprout and Sesame Workshop and gives us an insiders look at the industry.

Read more on Episode 24: Trends in Children’s Media…

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Media created by youth has become a growing industry. It’s a way for young people to learn about the world and explore their self-expression and artistic side. It’s also a way for them to engage with their communities and learn to become positive digital citizens. On this episode of Media Inside Out we are joined by Craig Santoro from WHYY Public TV and Teri Yago-Ryan from the Big Picture Alliance. Both organizations have been running youth media programs for years and are able to share their insights about the importance of youth media and current program highlights.

Read more on Episode 23: Trends in Youth Media…

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Ever wonder what goes into making a TV show or any media content? Have you considered the true meaning behind a news report or documentary? Perhaps you’ve analyzed the truth of a commercial message. These are all examples of media literacy; the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create using all forms of communication. Media literacy is about having the habits of mind and skills of inquiry to ask critical questions about our media use, such as Who made this content? Why was it made? Who was it made for? On this episode of Media Inside Out host Sherri Hope Culver speaks with Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education about media literacy and its importance in our media-centric lives.

Read more on Episode 22: The National Media Literacy Movement…

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**This episode will air on Wednesday, March 9 @ 12:30pm, 8:30pm, and 4:30am on TUTV Comcast 50, Verizon Fios 45, and on

What is it about superheroes that make us memorized by their character? Is it because they are our savior when we are in troubled times? Comic books have come a long way. From being paper-thin dime store magazines to now glossy comic books, movies, television shows, and merchandise. The superheroes we all know and love today have given us all a sense of hope for society at times when we need it. They are incorporated to the characters we see on television today, which then transfers over to it being a multi-billion dollar industry. On this episode we discuss the comic book franchise and the influence it has on media platforms today.

Read more on Episode 20: Comic Book Movies…

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