The second annual yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) was published in September 2014. The publication was announced at the MILID conference held in Beijing. 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 yearbook was co-edited by Sherri Hope Culver from Temple University’s Center for Media and Information Literacy (USA) and Paulette Kerr from the University of the West Indies, Mona. Copies are available through the publisher, the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media. A free PDF download of the full yearbook is available at: MILID Yearbook 2014
Specific objectives of this Yearbook include acting as an observatory for the role of media and information literacy (MIL) in promoting civic participation, democracy and development as well as enhancing intercultural and cooperative research on MIL. The programme also aims at promoting global actions related to MIL and intercultural dialogue. Co-editors of the 2013 Yearbook were Sherri Hope Culver, Ulla Carlsson, Catharina Bucht and Maria Edström
A free PDF download of the full yearbook is available at: MILID Yearbook 2013
General Yearbook Information:
Across the globe there are innovative media and information literacy programs taking place. Despite these strong efforts, it is sometimes difficult to gain information about best practices so that new programs may benefit from prior work. It is the aim of the yearbook to speak to this need. Articles provide detail about ways to engage young people through activities in critical thinking, creative production using mobile media, methods for building partnerships with government and education, and research detailing exciting new practices.
The yearbook is a project of the UNESCO/UNAOC university cooperation program known as UNITWIN, the university twinning and networking program. The goal of the program is to promote “international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work.” (1) In addition to the yearbook other projects of the UNITWIN cooperation program include an online MIL college course and an annual conference to bring together the wider MIL community. Conferences have been held in Barcelona (2012), Cairo (2013), Beijing (2014). The 2015 conference will take place in Philadelphia June 26-27, 2015.
The UNITWIN cooperation program is part of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) GAPMIL is an international effort working to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies.