CMIL
Global MIL Chair as designated by:
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About

Overview
The Center for Media and Information Literacy was established in 2012 at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University as a hub for research, outreach, education, and professional development on issues involving media literacy and information literacy locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our work is strategically aligned around three areas:

  1. Scholarship: Develop projects and partnerships that examine the impact of media and technology, with a focus on media literacy education and a focus on children’s media content.
  2. Media industry: Encourage the integration of media literacy and information literacy principles in content developed for television, online, gaming, and other media.
  3. Community service: Provide community outreach, public programs, and media technology, with a focus on media literacy education and a focus on children’s media content educational services targeted to the needs of youth and local school and after-school educators.

Leadership
The CMIL is managed by a Director. A work study student provides part-time administrative assistance. Additional staff are typically brought on for specific projects.

Sherri Hope Culver, Director and Associate Professor
Department of Media Studies and Production, Klein College

Former Project Staff:

David Cooper Moore
Program Director NMTCS project

Hugh Kesson
PhD candidate, College of Education

Former Visiting Fellows:

Tomas Duran – visiting fellow, Autonomous University Barcelona (2015)
Soijin An – visiting fellow, Korean Broadcasting Service (2013)

Administrative:

Andrea Miller (work study, Spring 2017)

Joselyn Castro (work study, Spring 2016)

Cara Glatfelter (work study, Fall 2015 – 2016)

Cari Dienstman (work study, Spring 2015)

Melissa Lam Ly (work study, Fall 2014)

Services

  1. curriculum development
  2. afterschool programs
  3. teacher education programs
  4. seminars and workshops
  5. consultative services with media companies

Highlights of UNESCO Appointment
Appointment: Global Chair in Media Literacy

The CMIL represents the university as an appointed “global chair” in media and information literacy (MIL) in UNESCO’s UNITWIN global university collaborative program. This designation connects the CMIL to a small group of Universities worldwide collaborating on global media and information literacy initiatives. Responsibilities include participating in collaborative projects, attending the annual meeting, and advising on global media literacy issues.

Several activities have already been launched by UNESCO to solidify the notion of MIL, as listed below:

CMIL is also a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media & Information Literacy (GAPMIL). GAPMIL was launched during the conference in Nigeria to give greater impetus to fostering media and information literate citizenries in the governance and development agenda.