Media Literacy Week event: The Challenge of Communicating in the Age of Twitter

Nov 7, 2017


Media Literacy Week is November 6-10, 2017

Media Literacy Week is a national event to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) on a wide variety of events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.

On Saturday, November 11 Temple University will be holding several panels with faculty and alumni titled, “VISUALIZE THE FUTURE”, relating to the future of media, and several media literacy issues.

The event will be held at  The Underground, Temple University // Howard Gittis Student Center // 1755 N. 13th Street //Philadelphia, PA 19122 from 11:00am-2:00pm

CMIL Director, Sherri Hope Culver will be participating in the panel, “The Challenge of Communicating in the Age of Twitter”, featuring Dean David Boardman and faculty members Brian Creech, Lance Holbert, Heather LaMarre and Bryan Monroe.

Other panels include:

Beyond Digital, Data and Solutions: Preparing Journalists for an Uncertain Future, featuring Lorraine Branham, KLN ’76; Erica Palan, KLN ’08; Michaela Weinberg, KLN ’18; and faculty members Marc Lamont Hill and Aron Pilhofer.

Convergence of Advertising and Public Relations: The Digital Future, featuring Amber Burns, KLN ’15, Tom Conti, KLN ’83, Caroline Mackenzie Kennedy, and faculty members Joseph Glennon and David Brown.

To register for the event, click here. (The registration fee also includes lunch after the discussion, at the newly renovated Valaida S. Walker Food Court at the Student Center)

More about Media Literacy Week @

Sponsored by Trend Micro, Nickelodeon, Twitter, and Facebook and hosted by NAMLE, U.S. Media Literacy Week has the support of numerous partnering organizations, media literacy experts and educators across the nation. The third annual U.S. Media Literacy Week will kick off with a launch event hosted by Reuters in NYC on November 6. The event will bring together journalists, pre-K to grade 12 educators, higher education professors and researchers to create dialogue around teaching media literacy and providing the tools students need to develop critical thinking skills around news and the media. A wrap up event will be held at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco on November 10.

Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the U.S. NAMLE hosts Media Literacy Week to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations nationwide and drives conversation that creates positive social change and increased civic engagement.

“In just three years U.S. Media Literacy Week has grown into a truly nationwide event. We anticipate more than 200 partners with events occurring in all 50 states. Media Literacy, the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate, and create all forms of media, is proving vital especially with the current political climate and information onslaught the public must navigate,” said NAMLE Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. “Our goal with Media Literacy Week is to shine a spotlight on the work educators and researchers are doing in this field and the need for a media literacy mandate in education today.”

Organizations and Educators Welcome to Contribute All are welcome to participate in Media Literacy Week efforts. Regional chairs are ready to help and provide tools, tips and materials for events. It’s up to each educator and organization to decide how they will participate. For help planning, feel free to visit for tips and ideas or reach out directly to Organizations and teachers interested in being a Media Literacy Partner, should email Sponsors interested in supporting Media Literacy Week, NAMLE’s Conference or other