Please join the CMIL and the Children’s Media Association for a special event celebrating Global Media & Information Literacy Week. We will be holding an online discussion on, “Future Proofing: How to responsibly create AI, AR and VR content for kids”. This event will be taking place on October 28th at 5:00 pm (EST). Jumpstart your knowledge about the next areas of content development for kids: immersive experiences that blend
A feature-length documentary exploring human nature, information technology, misinformation, disinformation, and the importance of media & information literacy (MIL) for individuals and society. Coming Soon, 2020. The documentary will feature an array of media professionals including Steven Pinker – behavioral psychologist and author of “Enlightenment Now”, Jimmeka Anderson, founder of I AM not the MEdia, Sherri Hope Culver, director of the CMIL, is featured as a media literacy expert. To book
The eighth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 26 to 31 October 2020. The theme for this year is titled, “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Global MIL Week 2020 highlights how we can look to address disinformation and divides by recognizing our shared interest in improving everyone’s competencies to engage with the opportunities and risks in today’s landscape of
For many, Netflix has become the preferred place for watching television. But is it television? Netflix and a small number of other companies such as Amazon, Apple and Hulu are a combination tech company and media company creating powerhouse global media companies with unprecedented reach, access and services. They influence not just what type of entertainment we watch, but what type of information we learn and from whom we
Click Here to watch the webinar! On October 7 we held a webinar from 10am to 11:30 on the importance of representation in children’s media, moderated by the Center for Media and Information Literacy’s, Sherri Culver. Event details: Children’s views on race, ethnicity and identity are shaped by what they see in media, including television. Social med ia influencers are seen as role models by children as young as primary
Click here to watch the webinar! On September 16th, Sherri Culver, of the Center for Media and Information Literacy moderated a webinar on the Influence of Global Streaming. The webinar was described as such: Major streaming services such as Netflix offer thousands of hours of content to audiences across the globe. What influence does this content have on society? How have streaming services changed what it means to ‘watch’ TV?
As we all work through the challenges of this pandemic, consider the areas in which media literacy skills are vitally necessary. Below are a list of resources we have gathered from trusted media literacy partners working to help us make sense of the myriad of news reports, the misinformation, and the confusion. We hope the following resources are helpful. If you have specific questions, please contact Sherri Hope Culver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change.This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28
On Monday, October 1st, Sherri Hope Culver, CMIL Director, presented to 28 participants in the Foreign Press Center’s International Reporting Tour on Media Literacy and Combatting Disinformation. Tour participants included reporters from across the globe including Peru, Nepal, Latvia, Brazil, and Canada. Culver covered a variety of topics in her presentation including media literacy initiatives and organizations related to the subject, though journalists were most interested in fake news and
The CMIL is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, “Survey on Media and Information Literacy with Youth Perspectives” co-authored by CMIL Director, Sherri Hope Culver and Alton Grizzle, Program Specialist for Media and Information Literacy, UNESCO. This publication is part of the UNESCO book series on Internet freedom. (http://en.unesco.org/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom ) In a world in which communication is increasingly global and online, the ability for a person to choose