Newseum: “Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World”
July 12th – July 14th 2017
Are you looking for ways to help your students tell real news from fake news? Understand their roles as both media consumers and contributors?
Join us at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in Chicago this June! The theme is “Engaging Citizens, Building Community.” The conference mission is to explore the relationships between media literacy education, civic participation and community-building within contemporary culture. The conference runs from June 26-28. It will be held at Roosevelt College in the heart of downtown Chicago. Scholars, professionals, students, and activists interested in furthering media literacy education are encouraged to attend.
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An exciting gathering of educators, global leaders, policy makers, and organizations will take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil from November 2-5, 2016 for the Global MIL (Media & Information Literacy) Conference. The conference is part of Global MIL WEEK whose purpose is to promote MIL connections across educational institutions, organizations, policies, professions, initiatives and nations.
range of sectors met in London, Ontario at Western University on Sept. 20 and 21, 2016 to form
MIL CLICKS is a social media movement led by the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. The acronym CLICKS stands for Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge & Sustainability. The objectives of this social media strategy are to use social media to: 1) Train people to become more media and information literate and to 2) Raise awareness about the importance of media and information literacy.
* Civic engagement
* News literacy
The European Media & Information Literacy Forum was held in Riga, Latvia, June 27-29, 2016. Sherri Hope Culver was invited to speak on a panel titled, “MIL: A Privacy Shield” where she shared preliminary details from a research study conducted with UNESCO on the ways in which privacy is being treated in MIL curricula, educators approach to the topic, and training approaches globally.
“The Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Yearbook 2015 (MILID Yearbook 2015), sponsored by UNESCO, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), New York, and NORDICOM, Gutenburg (Sweden) was released on 26 June 2015 at the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference 2015 on the theme ‘Celebrating connectivity across cultures’, as well as the Global Media and Information Literacy Week Conference held at the Hotel Westin Philadelphia from 26-27 June 2015. The yearbook is a prestigious publication to showcase the work done in the year 2014-15 in the field of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue worldwide. It contains 31 articles on a variety of themes relating to the MDGs and the SDGs, The yearbook has been edited by Dr. Jagtar Singh (Punjabi University,India), Alton Grizzle, (UNESCO, France), Sin Joan Yee, (University of South Pacific,Fiji), and Sherri Hope Culver, (Temple University, USA). This is the third edition of the yearbook. The first two editions were published in the years 2013, and 2014, respectively. The pdf copy of this yearbook can be downloaded from www.nordicom.gu.se” or viewed directly here.
Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, had an article published in the Journal of Media Literacy entitled “Media Literacy at a Turning Point” (2015).
A course in the media studies and production department discusses how different media outlets influence children.
by Tatyana Turner
“Media and Children,” a media studies and production course, allows college students to be kids again.
Can Students Have Too Much Tech?
PRESIDENT OBAMA’s domestic agenda, which he announced in his State of the Union address this month, has a lot to like: health care, maternity leave, affordable college. But there was one thing he got wrong. As part of his promise to educate American children for an increasingly competitive world, he vowed to “protect a free and open Internet” and “extend its reach to every classroom and every community…”
International Media and Information Literacy Yearbook Published
By Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University
The second annual yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) was published last month. The publication was announced at the MILID conference held in Beijing on September 27 and 28. The theme of the 2014 yearbook is “Global Citizenship in a Digital World” and includes 29 articles exploring programs and research in K12 education, higher education, and out-of-school programs across the globe. The first yearbook was published in 2013.
The 2014 Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Week (MILID Week) will be hosted by the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and will be held from 27 – 28 September. This annual event is led by UNESCO and the United Nation Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) within the framework of the Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID University Network).
On Sunday, September 29th Sherri Hope Culver spoke on a Youth Media and Media Literacy panel at the 2013 Media Rise Festival in Washington, DC. The Youth Media Rise portion of this weeklong event included workshops geared for kids ages 13-18. Some workshops involved topics of digital storytelling, social media, theater and creative movement . This festival hosted a series of events dedicated to celebrating the art of media and its impact on society. Included in this discussion panel entitled, Media Literacy in a Digital Age , was Director of Education & Professional Development and Board Chair of The Virtues Project, Dara Feldman, and the Founder and Creative Director of “The V Channel,” Scott Feraco. The three discussed media literacy and children’s media issues worldwide.